Port Clinton woman angry about cookies arrested

She called 911 to file a stolen cookie report ended up with misdemeanor charges for misusing the emergency system.
Register
Apr 23, 2013

 

Elaine Caris, 64, called 911 on April 12 and told dispatchers someone stole her cookies, a Port Clinton police report said. An officer arrived at her apartment and quickly determined there was no crime, prompting him to warn Caris about misusing the 911 system.   

Caris “flew into a rage” and screamed at the officer, ordering him to leave her apartment as she swatted at him. She then activated her personal security alarm, prompting another dispatcher to ask if everything was OK, the report said. Caris told the security alarm dispatcher that a man was in her apartment and she wanted him to leave. 

The officer issued her a citation and left the scene. 

 

Comments

margaritaville88

Dumb A$$ !! Take your meds!!

ladydye_5

WOW

Tool Box

Can't fix stupid!

RNR

I cannot believe that you people are commenting like this about this woman. Just reading this short article it has indicated to me that she may have alzheimers/dementia, which is a very serious medical condition. And for the police to just offer her a citation and leave??? Really? Do they belive that is normal behavior for a 64 yo woman? And thank you to the register for joining in poking fun. This woman should be refered to adult protective services and evaluated by a doctor.

ladydye_5

And how do you know that the police are not "acquainted" with this woman? Maybe she does this on a regular basis. You are right, we do NOT know the whole story and neither do you.

Cowboy

Chill out RNR, this is some funny stuff! Learn to laugh, you'll enjoy life more!

thinktwice

Thanks for your post. Only an idiot would laugh about this. Hopefully she will get the help she so apparently needs.

RNR

I'm sorry... are you verbally attacking me because I do not think its funny to poke fun at this story? No I do not know the entire story, but it is my right to comment on what has been reported. And what I see has been reported is the the register, and others making fun of this woman with obvious issues. Even if the police are "acquainted" with this woman, mental health issues are no joke. And I am not going to get into a verbal altercation/name calling, therefore I will post no more on this subject.

Licorice Schtick

And how is the "verbal attack" on you different than what you said about the comments you disagreed with?

Coyboy is right - ya gotta chill.

Why do I have a sudden craving for Oreos?

ladydye_5

I did not attack anyone. I just stated MY opinion on the matter, just like you. My husband works for a small local community. He was once dispatched by 911 to respond to a woman complaining because the TRASH MAN skipped her house and left the trash on the curb. CRAZY stuff happens everyday! People no longer deal with everyday issues, they call the police to do it for them. There are stories like this in the paper everyday.

Unassumer

I hope if she has family that someone will look into it because obviously she's missing more than her cookies.

Kottage Kat

What is "normal" behaviour for a 64 yr old
Will be 65 in 30 days and want to make sure I am OK
thank you
Kat

Licorice Schtick

Can't wait until I'm 65. Then, when I act like an idiot, people will think it's cute. It's the age when you magically change from a "jerk" to a "corker."

RNR

Well Kat, I do not claim to know what normal behavior for a 64 yo is, as everyone is different, and I try not to judge. However, of what I read I can certainly tell you that calling the police for nonsense and then accusing the police of being a stranger in your home is not "normal" behavior. You are a nurse if I recall correctly.... Is this "normal" behavior for a woman/man of any age?

Kottage Kat

RNR
Not really, however after reading the police blogs in the SR this does seem so out there
I am OK, I don't bake
Just sad for one so young ----lol
Kat

Kottage Kat

RNR
Not really, however after reading the police blogs in the SR this does not seem so out there
I am OK, I don't bake
Just sad for one so young ----lol
Kat

RNR

:) I hope you have a good day kat.

Cowboy

On a serious note, what kind of cookies did they take?

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2cents

Probably cookies she made with special ingredients from Colorado, no wonder why she was so mad!

margaritaville88

Something with NUTS in it perhaps??

shucks

Maybe Meth?

nobodycares

yes but at least he stayed to give her a citation

shucks

...and had some milk and cookies.

juggalo7

Stuff like this needs to be on worlds dumbest

S w Rand 2016

You mean World's Funniest.
This article...is ffffff--awesome. Lol.

Restless1

DEMETIA! My mother once called the police because somebody broke into her house through the front door. I arrived and she was showing me the broken lock and molding. The trouble was, I saw nothing wrong or broken.

Kelly

De-what?

starryeyes83

Some of the stuff people call 911 for is just out there. I remember reading a few years ago a woman called the cops because her neighbor tried to give her some extra vegetables from his garden as a gift?

richrs

and when it's all said and done, who cares?

Fireside

Question: If someone calls Sandusky Police about stolen cookies, what would the response be?

richrs

I bet the phrase "thin mints" would be in there someplace. :D

KURTje

Great attitude oldster. Bet you itch about teens & kids.

Julie R.

Some of you commenters shouldn't be so quick to make jokes about this lady.

According to the Alzheimers Association an estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimers/dementia in 2013. This includes an estimated 5 million age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals younger than 65. By 2025 the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimers is estimated to reach 7.1 million and by 2050 that number is predicted to triple.

Nobody is immune to Alzheimers. Even the death certificate for President Ronald Reagan reads advanced dementia.