WEIRD NEWS: E.R. Phone Home

A Florida man really put the "urgency" into emergency when he dialed 911 to request an ambulance -- because he was sick of the wait at the E.R. he'd walked into.

Vanderick Williams was pacing around the emergency room of a Tallahassee hospital when a staffer told a cop assigned to the area that he was being disruptive. Williams agreed to sit down and shut up, but after another 30 minutes, he called 911 to request help. Of course, he raised suspicion by giving the dispatcher the address of the E.R.

After a second call, the dispatcher sent a second officer to arrest the 35-year-old, who insisted he'd called the emergency number just once, and simply "needed a ride." (Tallahassee Democrat)