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What constitutes an emergency in Wisconsin

Oct 5, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT


I’m against abuse of emergency services, but given the caller’s age and the situation, I wholeheartedly endorse this use of 911 and offer thanks to our brave first responders:

A 97-year-old man who wanted to watch a Milwaukee Brewers game called 911 to report someone had stolen his remote control … The remote control was found after police responded, so the man was able to watch the Brewers game.

But for the grace of God go I in 59 years.

(link via BTF)

  1. firedude7160 - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    If I make it that long, I can only hope to be in a condition that would allow me to watch baseball. And be coherent enough to call 911 to help me find a remote

  2. halladaysbiceps - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    If it were a 97-year-old man who wanted to watch an Astros’ game, I would have taken him away in a straight-jacket.

    • jimbo1949 - Oct 5, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      A 97-year-old man who wanted to watch a
      Milwaukee Brewers game
      called 911 to report someone had stolen his remote control.

  3. baseballisboring - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Old people are silly

    • b7p19 - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM

      Silly like a fox.

  4. spytdi - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Awesome! The Brewers should make every opportunity to have this guy in a suite during the next series.

  5. jolt12 - Oct 5, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Right now, this week, I’m in the process of getting help for my 90 y.o. dad. Losing the remote is a minute by minute experience for him. I got a much needed laugh out of this.

  6. bloodysock - Oct 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Good thing the ‘thief’ returned it before the first responders shows up to find it.

  7. coachbrew - Oct 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    This will be me in 72 years. And it’ll work out, because that’s approximately how long it will take the Twins to make it back to the playoffs.

  8. dlevalley - Oct 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    An old girlfriend of mine had a grandfather in Maine who was in his 90s. We went to visit him once, and he had a GIGANTIC projection TV (this was before modern flatscreens) set up about 3 feet in front of his couch.

    He was sick enough that he couldn’t walk very well, and couldn’t see very well, but by god he would be in front of that TV, screaming his lungs out at the Red Sox for every single game.

  9. cowboysoldiertx - Oct 5, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    That dude is going to need his viagra tonight. He is seriosuly gonna get some 75 year old puntang!

  10. raysfan1 - Oct 5, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    It will not be me in 49 years–velcro on the remote!

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