LIGHTER SIDE: Who Ya Gonna Call?

11 May 2013
4:52 AM
Chicago Police Department Case # N/A

A resident of 420 West Belmont reported that there was a bomb outside her apartment door. As officers knocked on the resident’s door, she called 911 again to report that she was in the closet, on fire, talking to her dead ex-boyfriend, and she could hear the police knocking on her door. Officers concluded that there was no bomb, no fire, no ghosts and that the case was best suited for medical professionals. An ambulance transported the caller to Illinois Masonic Hospital for an evaluation.

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