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Fun Facts about ‘Emergency’ Calls

Here at Prime Insurance, we’re accustomed to getting emergency calls – whether it’s a homeowners’, auto, business, life, travel policy or other type of request for insurance information, related documents or submission of a claim. The following fun-fact sheet on ‘so-called’ emergencies, however, gives us pause to chuckle along at some of the most quirky scenarios.

No Insurance for these Five Funny Emergency Stories


  • Terrorism and package bombs are a reality, so, when a social security office in Central FL received suspicious mail, they summoned emergency personnel. Equipped with protective gear and equipment, the detonation squad suddenly heard cat-like sounds coming from the package. Upon opening it up, two kittens emerged!

  • It was 2013 and growing marijuana in Lincoln, Arizona was against the law. Cops were called to a residence about stolen hookah pipes but arrested the victim after noticing ‘pot’ plants and indications of a marijuana manufacturing operation.

  • When someone spotted a bear roaming in wooded area of the Howell – Lakewood, NJ borders in the spring of 2012, many were terrified. One woman was sure she saw the bear on her front lawn. Responders found nothing besides a squirrel!
  • Evansville, Indiana had been under a bomb threat watch. SWAT teams rushed to the wrong house after a series of emergency calls were traced to the innocent and VERY surprised homeowners.

  • “I’m sorry for calling you,” said a Lafayette, Indiana elementary student to the emergency dispatcher in January, 2018 as he asked for help with his math homework.


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Summary: The insurance industry is well-versed in the concept of a National Emergency or a Personal Emergency because we provide the protective coverage you need. On the lighter side, we bring you fun facts about true emergency calls!



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