Man upset over sandwich order calls 911

Dispatcher tells Conn. man 'just don't buy the sandwich'

Published On: Jun 15 2012 12:09:36 PM EDT
Sandwich 911 call

A Connecticut man took his beef over a sandwich order to the extreme, calling 911 on the deli for getting it wrong.

Rother McLennon can be heard on a recording of Wednesday's call complaining that he "specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise," and the Grateful Deli in East Hartford screwed up, The Associated Press reported.

"You're calling 911 because you don't like way that they're making your sandwich?" the dispatcher is heard asking.

"Exactly," McLennon said.

In the call, the dispatcher's advice is simple: "In the future, just don't buy the sandwich."

Tila Azinheira, who owns the deli, told Harford TV station WVIT that McLennon placed a phone order for 14 sandwiches. She said they made them the way he asked, but then he didn't want to pay for them.

Azinheira said the deli not take the sandwiches back because they were special orders, so McLennon then used the deli's phone to call 911.

McLennon called the deli on Thursday to apologize, and said he would be coming back for more sandwiches, WVIT reported.

Listen to the full call here