Boy, we have some strange reports coming into our local police agencies!
Take this one from Mission Viejo. A couple calls in to report a robbery in progress. Except there is no robbery in progress. It was (allegedly) a drug-induced hallucination. The couple wound up arrested on suspicion of drug use.
Here’s another report that didn’t go the way the caller expected. Someone calling from a San Clemente Denny’s reported a man harassing an intoxicated young woman and suspected it may be a date-rape situation. Instead, .
Callers got this one wrong too. A woman, supposedly shirtless and screaming from a car prompted passers-by in Rancho Santa Margarita to call 911 Saturday. Turns out the woman did have a shirt on and was wailing because of a recent death in the family.
We’d say it’s still wise to call authorities if you think you see a shirtless woman screaming from a car. But sometimes vigilance can be overdone. Over in Aliso Viejo, someone called the Sheriff’s Department to complain about a “mean message” on Facebook.