MI Girl Arrested After Cursing on 911 Call

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Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#1 May 7, 2009
Girl Arrested after Cursing on 911 Call
Reported by: RNS Newsroom Solutions
Thursday, May 7, 2009 @08:20am CST

A 17-year-old Michigan girl was arrested recently after cursing while calling 911 and having the operator hang up on her without sending an ambulance or asking what her emergency was.

The Lincoln Park, Michigan girl, Adrianne Ledesma, arrived home to find her father, who had just undergone brain surgery, on the floor having a seizure. In a panic, she dialed 911 but the line went unanswered.

She hung up and called back, while muttering a choice expletive, unaware that the call is recorded even before the operator answers.

On a recording of the call, Ledesma is heard shouting the expletive just as the operator, Sgt. Robert McFarlan, answers. He proceeds to admonish the girl for cursing and in response she shouts, quote, "send me a (expletive) ambulance." He then calls her a curse word and hangs up on her.

She then called a third time and threatened to sue the officer, while asking for his name. He called her a "buffoon," hung up on her again and never asked about her emergency.

McFarlan finally called the police department, telling them, quote, "I kept getting a 911 call from a filthy-mouthed girl who wanted a rescue. I never found out what it was and I was never able to transfer it over to you."

When Ledesma goes to the police station in person, the same operator, Sgt. Robert McFarlan, arrests her on a charge of abusing 911.

The girl's father eventually got help, while Sgt. McFarlan got two weeks suspension without pay and has to attend some training classes.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#2 May 7, 2009
little-me wrote:
Girl Arrested after Cursing on 911 Call
Reported by: RNS Newsroom Solutions
Thursday, May 7, 2009 @08:20am CST
A 17-year-old Michigan girl was arrested recently after cursing while calling 911 and having the operator hang up on her without sending an ambulance or asking what her emergency was.
The Lincoln Park, Michigan girl, Adrianne Ledesma, arrived home to find her father, who had just undergone brain surgery, on the floor having a seizure. In a panic, she dialed 911 but the line went unanswered.
She hung up and called back, while muttering a choice expletive, unaware that the call is recorded even before the operator answers.
On a recording of the call, Ledesma is heard shouting the expletive just as the operator, Sgt. Robert McFarlan, answers. He proceeds to admonish the girl for cursing and in response she shouts, quote, "send me a (expletive) ambulance." He then calls her a curse word and hangs up on her.
She then called a third time and threatened to sue the officer, while asking for his name. He called her a "buffoon," hung up on her again and never asked about her emergency.
McFarlan finally called the police department, telling them, quote, "I kept getting a 911 call from a filthy-mouthed girl who wanted a rescue. I never found out what it was and I was never able to transfer it over to you."
When Ledesma goes to the police station in person, the same operator, Sgt. Robert McFarlan, arrests her on a charge of abusing 911.
The girl's father eventually got help, while Sgt. McFarlan got two weeks suspension without pay and has to attend some training classes.
I bet that charge goes away.

“Really? I mean, REAAALLLYY???”

Since: Nov 08

Coopersville, MI

#3 May 8, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
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I bet that charge goes away.
It BETTER go away. What a crock of siht!

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#4 May 8, 2009
I really don't blame this young lady for cussing on the phone at those people.
Johnny5

Detroit, MI

#5 May 8, 2009
Marti from Michigan wrote:
I really don't blame this young lady for cussing on the phone at those people.
Why you !?&%$# Why don't you &%$$#/\%#@! and &!@!$^X 6%$?<9 it.

“November 12th, 2011”

Since: Nov 07

up a tree

#6 May 8, 2009


Here is a news report that contains the 911 audio, this cop should be fired. I can hardly wait for the lawsuit.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#7 May 8, 2009
What is this coming to ask nice and maybe will send you some help? This is outrageous. In the heat of the moment people say things out of character. Emergency personnel should be trained to handle these situations in a professional manor. This idiot should be fired immediately, and find another line of work.

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Since: Dec 08

Sparta

#8 May 8, 2009
When anybody is under stress they say things they don't even remember saying. This was a 17 yr old girl who found her father (who had brain surgery only 3 wks ago) on the floor having had a seizure. What he should have said was "Calm down & tell me what the emergency is" or gotten the information & let her be dealt with later, if necessary. Yes, being a dispatcher for 911 can be stressful but that is what they are trained for.For him to go on & call her names was extremely unprofessional. He only got a 2wk suspension without pay, big whoop! He also has to go for more training as part of that suspension. I hope they never put him back as dispatcher!! I think he should have been suspended for at least a month without pay if not fired. FORTUNATELY FOR HIM THE FATHER IS OKAY. The time it took for him to get help, if it had been any more serious, he probably would have died. I certainly hope the charges are dropped against her. She's been through enough already!!!

“Really? I mean, REAAALLLYY???”

Since: Nov 08

Coopersville, MI

#9 May 8, 2009
Johnny5 wrote:
<quoted text>Why you !?&%$# Why don't you &%$$#/\%#@! and &!@!$^X 6%$?<9 it.
What did Marti ever do to you?

You worthless, trolling, inbred piece of siht.

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#10 May 8, 2009
Hanging CHAD wrote:
<quoted text>What did Marti ever do to you?
You worthless, trolling, inbred piece of siht.
Thanks Chad!! I am beginning to think this Johnny5 is actually my former husband who was a wife beater among other things.

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Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#11 May 8, 2009
That's ridiculous. This girl never should have been arrested, and I can understand why she would get upset and say something she normally wouldn't say on the phone. This cop gets a two week suspension and training classes? He should lose his job, and he's very lucky that this young girl's father is okay.
John M

Rockford, MI

#12 May 8, 2009
If you think about it, it actually was like winning the Lottery. I mean yeah she did go through some hell for an hour or two but damn can you imagine the payoff for this one? I mean you can even hear her say she is going to sue. She is set for life. Sorry toots I would like to feel sorry for you, but I just cannot imagine the smile on your face right now.
bunnee

Saint Charles, IL

#13 May 8, 2009
MIbowhunter wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mRKtWis69wkXX
Here is a news report that contains the 911 audio, this cop should be fired. I can hardly wait for the lawsuit.
Based on what damages??? The girl's father is ok

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#14 May 9, 2009
bunnee wrote:
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Based on what damages??? The girl's father is ok
Duh? Based on how the cop treated her? Listen to the video!

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#15 May 9, 2009
At least they didn't shoot her .....

Since: Sep 08

United States

#16 May 9, 2009
Over 50 wrote:
At least they didn't shoot her .....
Yet.

“November 12th, 2011”

Since: Nov 07

up a tree

#17 May 11, 2009
bunnee wrote:
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Based on what damages??? The girl's father is ok
Wrongful, malicious arrest, and abuse of authority/power, intentional failure to do his duty resulting in emotional distress. These among other things in my mind, equate to a violation of her civil rights, hence a lawsuit with damages both punative and restorative.

“ACLU--Jihad with a law degree”

Since: Sep 08

Knoxville, TN

#18 May 11, 2009
Apparently someone was having a bad day.

Very professional of the cop, he ought to be fired. Absolutely inexcusable behavior for a 'professional'. He should have been able to calm her down and get the info needed instead of hanging up on her.

And he lied, sort of. Said he wasn't able to get the info, which is true since he hung up on her.

And bunnee, if someone can get charged with filing a false police report, don't you think they can charge a cop for arresting someone for a charge that doesn't exist?
Diogidog

Casa Grande, AZ

#19 May 22, 2009
First, I would like to slap the spit outta that dirty mouth on that tramp. Then I would take that knuckle head cop and knock him upside his head. They were both WRONG. But a tramp is a tramp no matter how much you try to paper over it.

“friends are forever”

Since: Dec 08

Sparta

#20 May 23, 2009
Diogidog wrote:
First, I would like to slap the spit outta that dirty mouth on that tramp. Then I would take that knuckle head cop and knock him upside his head. They were both WRONG. But a tramp is a tramp no matter how much you try to paper over it.
She's just a scared teenager not a tramp!! Her Dad had just had brain surgery 3 wks prior to this. She didn't know that she was going to be heard. Have a little compassion!!!

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