A Michigan teenager was arrested for reportedly swearing during a 911 call while her father was suffering from a seizure (video below).
Adrianne Ledesma, 17, called 911 after her father collapsed in their kitchen and began having a seizure. The seizure occurred three weeks after he was hospitalized and underwent brain surgery, WXYZ reported.
Ledesma did not get an answer on her first attempt, so she called again. Panicked, she said “What the f—,” while the phone was ringing — not knowing that Sgt. Robert McFarland picked up in exactly that moment.
The teen asked McFarland for an ambulance, but he responded by criticizing her language, according to a transcript of the call via Lybio.
“Well okay, first of all, you don’t need to swear over 911 and slow down,” he said.
“OK, send me a f—— ambulance!” Ledesma responded.
Ledesma said she was scared her father was going to die, but she wasn’t given the opportunity to explain that on the call because the officer hung up the phone after she cursed, according to WXYZ.
“Are you going to give me an ambulance?” she asked the officer after she called back, according to the transcript.
“Are you going to swear again, you stupid a–?” McFarland responded.
“Are we going to have a f—— problem?” Ledesma said.
“No! You’re not going to get one!” McFarland replied, presumably referring to an ambulance.
After several attempts to have an ambulance sent to the her home, McFarland finally transferred the call to the fire desk.
“I kept getting a 911 call from this filthy-mouthed girl that wanted a rescue,” he said as he transferred the call. “I never found out what it was and I was never able to transfer it over to you.”
McFarland said the same thing as he dispatched a patrol car to her house.
Unaware that McFarland dispatched a patrol vehicle, Ledesma rushed to the police department to get help. Her brother stayed by their father’s side as they waited for help.
When she arrived at the headquarters, McFarland saw her coming and confronted her about her language.
“Are you the girl with the foul mouth?” he asked.
McFarland proceeded to arrest Ledesma for disorderly conduct and abusing 911, a charge that does not exist.
The officer refused to comment on the incident when confronted by WXYZ. He was ultimately suspended for two weeks without pay and was ordered to undergo additional training.
Lincoln Park’s chief of police said the incident was “not the station’s finest moment.”