Profanity-Laced 911 Tirade
JUNEAU - Emergency dispatchers have a tough job. And there's no better example of that than the call from a woman who is furious that deputies won't help her with her cows.
When Tammy Nuttelman called 911, she was told her escaped cows weren't an emergency. That's when she called again.
NUTTELMAN: "I got seven ****ing cows out, maybe going to the ***king highway! And you need to let everybody know that there are loose cows out there! They'll probably cause a major ****ing accident, you hear me?"
As tempers rise, the dispatcher stays cool.
DISPATCHER: "Why are you yelling at me?"
NUTTELMAN: "Because I tried to call before and you guys said it wasn't a ****ing emergency, and this is!"
Friday Nuttleman didn't sound anything like the enraged woman heard on the 911 call. Tammy says she was panicked and shouldn't have yelled.
Tammy Nuttelman "I'm sorry for talking that way to the dispatcher. And I said I'll accept the citation and it won't happen again."
On the call, Nuttelman refuses to give even basic information.
DISPATCHER: "You need to give me your date of birth."
NUTTELMAN: "You come and get my date of birth."
A deputy did come to Nuttelman's home near Juneau, to give her a citation for misuse of 911.
Pat Ninmann says her dispatchers were very busy when Nuttelman called, "At the time that this lady had called in, was swearing at my dispatchers, my dispatchers were working on an accident, a motorcycle accident with severe injuries."
Nuttelman now says she overreacted, "I mean, who doesn't when you call 911?"
She says she regrets making that call and she will pay the citation. But she is angry that the sheriff's department has released that call to the public.
Nuttleman says deputies did help her once before when her horse escaped.