But apparently a Bradenton, Fla., man didn't get the memo before getting arrested after reportedly calling 911 a total of 18 times in two months.
Manatee County deputies arrested 55-year-old David Bouchard last Tuesday, April 13, when officials said he called 911 three times.
During the third call, the suspect reportedly accused the deputy who responded to an earlier call of making out with a prostitute who lived across the street from him.
Another deputy responded to the caller's home, and it was learned that he had made 15 other 911 calls since mid-February.
He had been warned previously not to call 911 for non-emergencies.
Bouchard was arrested and charged with misuse of 911. He was being held on $1,500 bail.
We repeat: 911 is for REAL EMERGENCIES ONLY!!!