Cynthia Colson of Central Florida found herself in jail on Sunday after calling 911 four separate times about a dispute over her manicure. Colson told the dispatcher she was calling to “press charges” because the nail salon “did not treat [her] well.” Um, what?
According to the news report, Colson’s initial complaint stemmed from the fact that she felt she had been charged too much for nails that were too short. She also alleged the nail technician threatened to cut her lips with the nail clippers. As for the four calls, Colson followed up on her first call to ask when an officer would arrive and then called back again to complain about the dispatch officer’s attitude. Colson claims that at least two of the calls were accidents — contrary to her initial complaint, her nails were too long for her to dial the phone properly.
After Colson continued to call 911 despite having an officer next to her, police arrested her for misuse of the emergency system. Colson, for her part, seems as confused as we are by the whole ordeal.