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...