Woman Called 911 After Her Refrigerator Broke, Police Bring New One
Is your refrigerator running? Better call the police.
People typically call 911 for emergencies, and an elderly woman in Jensen Beach, Florida did exactly that.
According to a post from the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Cheryl Nanartonis called 911 because her refrigerator had broken, and her food was starting to spoil. Between a lack of funds keeping her from ordering a new one, and not being comfortable going out because of COVID-19, she began to panic.
"Although 911 is reserved for emergencies only, deputies were dispatched to Cheryl’s Jensen Beach home. They explained to Cheryl the importance of reserving 911 for emergencies only. But that’s not all," the post said.
So, the officers sprung into action, finding her a replacement as quickly as possible, finding one at a local Goodwill, and coordinated the effort.
“Realizing how upset Cheryl was, they knew they couldn’t clear the call without taking action. So Deputy Marcum, Deputy Elliot and Sgt. Flynn made arrangements with the Jensen Beach Goodwill to donate a gently used refrigerator to Cheryl. The deputies even had it delivered, and Cheryl was back on track.”