Melissa Townsend (Source: WKMG-TV)
A Brevard County, Florida, woman was arrested on Tuesday after she called 911 to make an odd request: "I need a police officer to come out and scare the sh** out of my kids."
The woman, 27-year-old Melissa Townsend, called police after her kids, aged 1 and 3, apparently weren't listening to her.
WKMG-TV has the full remarks and the dispatcher's response:
"I need a police officer to come out and scare the (expletive) out of my kids," Townsend said on the 911 call. "They're not listening to me and they need to learn respect. They need to learn that lesson."
The dispatcher told the upset mother that police would not do what she asked.
"We don't come out and scare kids," the dispatcher said.
Police did end up responding, but not to scare the kids. They wanted to teach her a lesson about the proper use of 911. When they arrived, she was drunk. And when they tried to arrest her, she kicked them.
She was taken in on multiple charges, including child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer.