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I Called 911 About A Stray Muffler On The Ohio Street Off-Ramp. It Was . . . Weird?

A true story.

Me: There's a huge muffler in the middle of the Ohio Street off-ramp of the Kennedy. Like it fell of a truck or something.

911 operator: OK, has there been an accident?

Me: No, but it looks super dangerous.

911: Is it in the street or on the shoulder?

Me: In the middle of the right lane.

911: Is it on the street or the ramp?


Me: It's on the off-ramp?

911: OK, but if it's on the street then it's us but if it's on the off-ramp that's State Police.


Me: When does it stop being an off-ramp and turn into a street?

[Picture the Ohio off-ramp, it's like a half-mile long.]



911: Where did you say it was?

Me: The Ohio Street off-ramp.

911: Eastbound or westbound.


Me: The off-ramp?

911: Yes.

Me: Eastbound, I guess.

911: OK, we'll send someone out.


Post-call commentary from Steve and Tim:

911: Did you see what brand of muffler it was?

911: Was it making a sound like, "Rattle, rattle, thunder, clatter, boom boom boom?"


Comments welcome.


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