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A list of bizarre calls received by the 311 response line

Caller wanted to know how many minutes were left on their cellular phone.

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  1. Caller suggested the city invest in an “Airplane Truck” so as to help other states in droughts
  2. Caller contacted the office regarding hearing trumpets coming from the sky
  3. Caller said a nearby lot was so overgrown “there are guinea pigs growing in it.”
  4. Caller wanted to know how many minutes were left on their cellular phone
  5. Caller was inquiring about how she could report ghosts and spirits in her apartment. She was referred to the Allegheny County Health Department.
  6. Caller living in a high-rise apartment in Downtown was convinced the landlords had modified the thermostats to be able to monitor and record the actions of tenants.
  7. Caller wanted to report often noticing a group of people in strange costumes performing satanic rituals in Schenley Park.
  8.  Caller on Black Street said her neighbors keep Canada geese as pets on their property and their honking is preventing her from getting any sleep.
  9. Caller wanted to find out whether he was “allowed to shoot at the bad guys too” with his own guns if he happened to come across a police shoot-out in progress. 
  10. Caller was terribly upset about the passing of Mayor Bob O’Connor and said the picture of him on the Whirl magazine cover “is simply beautiful.” Requested prayer cards from his funeral service. (311 delivered.)



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