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Yep, A Woman Totally Called 911 Over A 'Raw Waffles' Emergency

Of all the half-baked ideas...

A woman called 911 to complain about an incident involving "raw waffles" she was served at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant.

"They gave me some raw waffles," she tells the dispatcher in the almost-too-good-to-be-true exchange (listen above) posted by Tampa Police.

During the call, she explains the Village Inn server accused her of being drunk when she asked for the charge to be taken off the bill. She says she would gladly submit to a breathalyzer test.

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the recording is the patience of the dispatcher, who promises to send cops over to sort out the matter.

The Tampa Bay Times, on the other hand, wasn't so forgiving: "Do you ever wonder at people's amazing propensity to do totally stupid things when they have had a few too many drinks?" the outlet wrote.

In the video's YouTube description, Tampa Police used the waffle 911 audio, recorded near midnight on Jan. 30, to remind Floridians that 50 percent of 911 calls are non-emergencies, a ratio that compromises the dispatchers' already difficult job.

But if the crisis involves pancakes, is that a different story? (Just kidding.)