Woman Gets Hamburger Instead of Bacon on Her Delivery Pizza, Calls 911

04/01/2016 at 11:10 AM ET

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While receiving a botched takeout order when you’re starving can often feel like a crime against humanity, it is, in fact, not.

A woman in Hartford, Connecticut identified as Ashley recently called 911 with an arguably less-than-pressing question: “If I order a pizza and they don’t want to give me my money back, can you guys do something?”

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The emergency operator very calmly and professionally responds with the obvious, “That’s not something you would dial 911 for,” reminding her it is reserved for “life-threatening emergencies only.”

Still, Ashley forges along on her path for justice. “I ordered a small pizza, half cheese and half bacon. They bring me half hamburger. So I called them back and they don’t want to give my money back. They keep hanging up on me.”

To be fair, hamburger and bacon are two very different pizza experiences. Hamburger pizzas are reserved for 4th grade birthday parties at a laser tag arena washed down with Mountain Dew Code Red. Bacon, while not as exquisite as the more popular pepperoni, is a more acceptable pizza topping for an adult human. To recap: Annoying, yes. Illegal, no.

The dispatcher (again, a very patient woman) does give her another option: “If you go over there, you can call and have an officer meet you, but an officer’s not just going to call them and ask them to give you your money back.”

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The pizza shop in question, Empire Pizza, told NBC Connecticut said they would have exchanged the pizza – but she had already eaten half of it. (…But which half was it?!)

Listen to the full audio here.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

FILED UNDER: Food , Food News , Pizza

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guest on

what a dumb f*#*ing pendejo! I hope she gets a ticket and fine for wasting the emergency services time and is made an example of so more dimwits like her are stopped…

Mrs. B on

She sounds like she has an accent, so maybe she’s a foreigner who doesn’t understand how 911 works. What makes her an idiot is eating half the pizza and then expecting a refund.

erinbullock on

…April Fools, right…?

Ann on

Sounds like she wasn’t able to tell the difference between hamburger meat and bacon until she bit on the slice that has the meat topping or someone pointed it out to her after the pizza has already been half eaten. DUMB.

Deliah on

There really should be a fine for doing something like this. I’m surprised the operator told her she could call and have an officer meet her at the pizza place. That is a gross misuse of police man hours.

Really??? on

So sad that our society is this STUPID!! I think most people don’t learn anything in school cause they don’t pay attention . . . or maybe they have parents who are themselves just STUPID!

Tania on

What an dumb woman calling 911 for wrong topping that waste of time that a real emergency may needed but wasting time on her. As for the pizza She should not have eaten half

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