Out of cigarettes? Worried about birds? Don't call 911, say county dispatchers
St. Croix County 911 dispatchers may not have heard it all, but they've heard a lot.
While trained to deal with life-and-death emergencies, the dispatchers have fielded calls from a man who wanted cigarettes delivered to his house, a woman worried about seagulls and people wondering if the tornado siren they can hear is meant for them.
Casey Swetlik, director of the county's Emergency Communications Center, has compiled a recording of strange calls his 911 center has gotten.