iPhone not working? Quick, call the cops!

iPhone not working? Quick, call the cops!OK, we all know how frustrating it is when your phone stops working, but it's hardly something you need to get the authorities involved in.

Yet in the latest instalment of that long-running saga known as “Only in America”, that's exactly what one iOwner did – not once, but five times.

That's right – hapless iPhone-owning Michael Skopec of Kendall County, Illinois dialled 911 no fewer than five times to inform the cops of this shocking crime against gadgetry.

He started by filling in the operator on the important details of the crime: “My iPhone's not working,” he said. The city-wide roadblocks and strip-searches he was hoping for failed to materialise, but a clearly drunk Skopec persevered – making a further four calls to the Feds to try and get his case taken seriously.

Reporting his address as “one oh blah blah blah blah” probably didn't help in getting the cops on his side, and eventually the only confession the police ended up getting was one from Skopec himself.

When asked if he had been drinking, Skopec answered: “no, I'm just not very smart.”

More on this sorry tale over on YouTube...

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 21:03

My god, some people are fu*king stupid...

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 21:46

they are called americans matt... ;)

i do love the "im not drunk, im stupid" comment though... he deserves a prison sentence for that line alone ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 21:54

Lets face it, the sad thing is, he sounds so thick he probably wasn't drunk...

How the hell did he afford an iPhone haha :D?

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 21:55

he probably cant... but his money he gets from working at mcdonalds is enough to buy one ;)

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 21:56

p.s. nothing wrong working at mcdonalds if your have goals to rise through the ranks or temp...

but if its a lifelong career you need to reassess ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:00

You'd make a sh*tload of money owning/being the manager of a McD's franchise. Well above the average 25k(ish), or whatever it is nowadays.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:02

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:09

my second comment i think shows my view ;) if you go managerial ok fine but if your flipping burgers for the rest of your life u need help...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:13

I was just agreeing with you. I worked at a fast food place when I was in the 6th form at school. It wasn't a bad Saturday job, it was warm and clean, which is more than can be said for jobs some of my friends had, but I would hate to do it as a career...

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:26

its like being a lawyer... totally degrading ;)

but i agree its a decent starter job but he sounds like hes a proper lifer...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:44

He sounds like a benefits kinda guy tbh, I don't think he's made it as far as McD's yet :p.

I would rip you for being a Nurse (or a trainee anyway), but it's a job I genuinely have 100% respect for, so I'll just congratulate you instead :).

Treab  Nov. 17, 2011 at 22:52

I'll continue with my lawyer jokes then :p


The scene is the darkest jungle in Africa. Two tigers are stalking through the jungle when the one in the rear suddenly reaches out with his tongue and licks the butt of the one in front. The lead tiger turns and says, "Hey, cut it out, alright." The other tiger says sorry and they continue on their way.

After about five minutes the rear tiger suddenly repeats his action. The front tiger turns angrily and says," I said don't do that again!" The rear tiger says "sorry" again and they continue.

After about another five minutes, the rear tiger repeats his action. The front tiger turns and says, "What is it with you, anyway? I said to stop." The rear tiger says, "I really am sorry but I just ate a lawyer and I'm just trying to get the taste out of my mouth."

and for a second laugh...

A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.

"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $700,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"

The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"

Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um ... no."

The lawyer interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"

The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.

"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."

On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"

and lastly...

Two small boys, not yet old enough to be in school, were overheard talking at the zoo one day. "My name is Billy. What's yours?" asked the first boy. "Tommy," replied the second. "My Daddy's an accountant. What does your Daddy do for a living?" asked Billy. Tommy replied, "My Daddy's a lawyer." "Honest?" asked Billy. "No, just the regular kind", replied Tommy.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 18, 2011 at 10:07

Treab, I would like to select your jokes as useful answer, but it's not letting me. This is by far best read I had this morning.

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