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Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.

DODGY ZIPS THAT won’t open often lead to extreme panic in the fitting rooms but one couple’s fear reached new heights. reports that when a woman from Oregon became trapped in her coat, her husband decided some serious intervention was needed.

After battling with the zipper on the jacket – which he told dispatchers he didn’t want to damage – the lad in question dialled 911 to alert the authorities and demanded their immediate assistance:

Operator: 911, Police Fire and Medical.Caller: Yeah we got a problem here. My wife is struggling in her jacket and can’t get it off. I want 911 here immediately.

Operator: Is she not breathing?

Caller: She’s alright, she just can’t get her jacket off.

Needless to say, the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency – who take the 911 calls for the local area – wasn’t impressed.

In fact, the organisation decided to make a bit of a public example of them by releasing the full audio to The Oregonian as part of a campaign to stop nuisance callers.

You can hear the whole thing right here. The audio has been slightly tweaked to conceal the caller’s identity.

WCCCA also spread the word via Facebook and Twitter, where they’ll be shaming even more ridiculous callers in the coming weeks.

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KGW says a crew was sent out to the couple, and firefighters removed the coat without damaging it.

Perhaps next time they’ll just grab a scissors though, eh?

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