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Woman Calls Cops Over Skimpy Shrimp Order



    Woman Calls Cops Over Skimpy Shrimp Order
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    One woman asked for extra shrimp in her shrimp fried rice, then called the cops when she didn't get them.

    A customer who felt slighted by the servers at a Texas restaurant decided to turn it into a jumbo problem.

    The woman, eating at a Haltom City establishment, apparently called police when she wasn't given extra shrimp she requested with her shrimp fried rice order.

    "We get a various range of 911 calls, but this pretty much took the cake," Cpl. Cody Phillips said.

    A&D Buffalo's cook June Leetold the Star-Telegram that the woman started yelling and complaining before leaving the restaurant.

    Skimpy Shrimp Prompts 911 Call

    [DFW] Skimpy Shrimp Prompts 911 Call
    A woman called Haltom City 911 to report a restaurant didn’t give her the extra shrimp she ordered in her shrimp fried rice.
    (Published Tuesday, April 7, 2009)

    An officer arrived at the restaurant after the upset woman called police around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. The woman and her boyfriend had left the restaurant before police arrived.

    Lee said she never expected someone would call the police.

    "Some customers are happy," she said. "Some are not."

    Alexander Kim, an attorney for the restaurant, said there's no way to please everyone.

    "Bottom line is, you can't make everyone happy," Kim said. "No matter how hard you try, there are going to be people who are not satisfied."

    Haltom City police said they believe it is the first time in the city's history that someone has called 911 to complain about a meal.

    And while it may be comical, it's not illegal, investigators said.

    "It was abuse of the system, nothing against the law," Phillips said.

    To warrant charges, the caller would have to obscene, abusive or remain silent, police said.