A woman in Houston, Texas, called the Houston Fire Department three times reporting that her cat was stuck in the sewer. After getting no response, she called back, and said her baby was stuck in the sewer. When firefighters arrived, they found out that “Baby’ was the cat’s name.
The firefighters arrived expecting to find a child, but rescued the feline from the sewer anyway. Police gave the woman a ticket for making a false report, a Class B misdemeanor.
“They said they were desperate, didn’t know what else to do,’ Houston Fire Department Capt. Keith Ellery told Houston television station KPRC. “They didn’t know who else to call so they called 911. It is not the type of rescue we normally do … but on this particular incident, we felt compelled to kind of help them out.’
Members of the woman’s family tried to rescue the cat themselves before calling for help. — Associated Press
I don’t even know how to file today’s unnamed Stupid Person of the Day, but I would advise her not to try to contest the ticket.