Drug Dealer Hiking The Price Of Pot? Don’t Call The Police

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“Is your drug dealer ripping you off?” That’s a question police in Australia jokingly posed this week, after a woman called authorities to complain about a recent “outrageous” price hike on marijuana in her neighborhood.

The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services noted the unusual call in a Facebook post, writing that the woman said she was compelled to notify police after her drug dealer instituted an unfair price hike for her weed.

“Completely offended, the woman demanded that police investigate this ‘outrageous’ price hike,” the police wrote. “When asked for further details, the woman hung up.”

Anyone else who is experiencing similar problems can reach out as well — though you probably won’t score a cheaper price on your pot.

“If you know a drug dealer who is ripping you off, give us a call, we’d love to help,” authorities promised.

She’s not the first to call the cops when she shouldn’t have, not by a long shot.

The 9-1-1 Hall Of Shame

• This guy called 9-1-1 to report that his nonexistent daughter needed help just because he was locked out of his hotel room.

• Another reason not to alert the authorities? When you want to play Pokemon Go inside the police station.

• There was the man who police said lied about having chest pains because he just wanted some help fixing his AC.

• This guy was accused of calling 9-1-1 a dozen times claiming the local watering hole had overcharged him for beer.

• Remember the shoplifting suspect who notified authorities that he was being followed around by Walmart security guards, for some reason? Not a great plan.

• Then there’s the suspected phone thief who police said called them because the victim wouldn’t leave her alone after the theft.

Is Facebook down? Don’t call the police. Seriously, this happened.

• The driver who found out the hard way that reporting a fake murder will not get you out of a speeding ticket.

• A guy called 9-1-1 repeatedly because his wife threw his beer away. Police did not appreciate this.

• On the topic of discussing drugs with police, the 9-1-1 dispatcher isn’t the person to ask where you can buy some pot.

• The Subway customer who complained to the authorities when she got the wrong sauce on her flatizza.

• There was once a woman who called the cops on herself — to defend her claim that a restaurant had served her an undercooked waffle.

• Know what won’t convince mall security to push your borrowed wheelchair to the Apple Store? Calling 9-1-1.

• Police had to arrest a woman who they say called 9-1-1 six times to complain about a bar full of drunk people.

• We can’t help but remember the helpless person who called the cops asking for help finding the red Jell-O when it disappeared from the fridge.

• Do not call 9-1-1 when you’re overcharged by $0.01 for a beer.

• There was the time a blogger admitted he had maybe overreacted by calling 9-1-1 to report cell phone use in a movie theater.

A cable outage is not an emergency that rates alerting the police.

• The McDonald’s customer who was arrested for dialing 9-1-1 about a mixed up order.

• Using 9-1-1 as a hotline for help ordering Chinese food is another guaranteed way to tick off the cops.

• How about the man who claimed he couldn’t have called emergency services to ask for a ride to get beer — because he didn’t own a phone.

• Just to clarify: 9-1-1 isn’t a sandwich complaint hotline, either.

Is your iPhone on the fritz? Yeah, don’t call police.

When Taco Bell won’t serve you when you walk through the drive-thru, well, that’s not an emergency for police to handle.

• And last but not least — driving you to the liquor store is not something police want to do.

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