When Michael Skopec couldn’t get his iPhone to work, he called 911… four times. In so doing he is said to have wasted approximately 15 minutes of emergency response time.
When asked what his emergency was, he stated, “his phone”. Another time he asked the dispatch “Why can’t you connect me to AT&T?” At some point he also told the dispatch that he didn’t want the police to come because they’d shoot him.
Eventually the 911 dispatcher got Skopec’s address and arrested him for obstruction and resisting arrest. Stupid, and you can hear the stupidity in person thanks to Soundcloud user kylenw, who was nice enough to upload a recording.
Alcohol, as is often the case, is believed to have been a factor.