Well, people do have fashion emergencies and need people to police the weather.:-p<quoted text>
You are correct about them calling for an officer. There have been cases when someone would call the police when they were sold fake drugs. They will call for all kinds of crazy reasons too. Like if they need a ride to the beauty parlor or the rain is flooding their house. It's a crazy world we live in. We are talking about a picnic. That is if I don't stay up too late posting. How about you?
Seriously, we have a problem with junk calls to the cops out here too. Some are funny, and some are sad. A mentally challenged guy took off his clothes and called the cops on himself. Apparently, people were giving him hell and he couldn't handle it. So he did what he could to get committed.
From time to time, they get crazy junk calls. Like calls that Spiderman, Superman, Elvis, etc., are scaling the walls. Or they get calls to non-existent fights. Or maybe there was a fight in the hallway of the complex, but the ones involved left and nobody else is willing to talk - "Man, I just got here and I ain't seen shit!" Then people wonder why the response time is slow next time. If nobody wants to cooperate, why respond to the call?
Then there are the other crazy things which either the police are not called about, or the police encounter and ignore. I remember the time when a drunken guy was "hosing" down the street. He didn't care where he was or who was watching. He had to go. That beer was busting his bladder.
Or, there was the mentally ill guy who had diarrhea and none of the businesses let anyone use their restrooms. So he used the sidewalk in front of the business beside the police department. Officer walked by and one told the other, "Look, that old boy's taking a shit!" The other officer just shrugged his shoulders and they went on into the police station and that was it.
Then there were the two times I remember the cops ignoring open drug use. At the one boarding house, they had the front door open and were smoking pot in the hallway. Well, someone next door called about what they thought was a fight in the front yard. It was nothing, just some domestic picking and teasing, and the 2 involved left together. Well, the officer walked right into the open door, asked about the fight, ignored the joint, and left.
In front of the apartments, a woman was smoking crack. Someone called about a disturbance upstairs and the cops walked right by her. When the one came back down, he asked why she didn't put it out when she saw him. She said it was really really good stuff. The officer asked her to put it down until he left.