Lena Taylor, a 90-year-old retiree from England, has been sentenced to 12-months community service after admitting to making hundreds of “abusive” 911 calls cursing and demanding pastries and rides to bingo. She appeared in court many times for the offenses, reportedly making 420 calls to the emergency service in the span of a month-and-a-half.
While the court was told that Taylor called 911 a few times requesting an ambulance, with only one of them calling for actual medical treatment. In fact, she treated it more like a delivery service than an emergency service. For example, during one of the calls asking for an ambulance, she said, “Bring me a cup of tea and a pasty – hurry up I’m starving.”
As for the other few hundred calls, they were laced with profanity and didn’t sound much like emergencies. “I’ve done my dinner, I need someone to take me to bingo to keep me calm,” she reported as saying during one cleaner call. “I’m not going to sit in this house all day.”