Man arrested after dialing 911 -- to complain about broken iPhone

New York Daily News - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
An Illinois man whose iPhone wasn't working properly was arrested after he made a few bad calls " to police. Michael Alan Skopec, 48, of Bristol, had dialed 911 five times to complain about his iPhone, according to a police report posted on The Smoking ...

Man to 911: Hey, my iPhone won't work

CNET - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
But when it comes to extreme distress, sometimes we lose ourselves entirely. Extreme distress covers many eventualities, but few are worse than when one's iPhone malfunctions. Which is, perhaps, why an ...

iPhone User Calls 911 5 Times to Report Broken Phone

PCWorld - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
An Illinois man who was arrested after repeatedly calling 911 to complain about his broken iPhone is a fine illustration of the dangers of drinking and dialing. The Smoking Gun reports Michael Alan Skopec, 48, ...

Fanboi called 911 repeatedly because iPhone didn't work

Register - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author A bloke in the US has been arrested after repeatedly calling the emergency number 911 to complain that his iPhone wasn't working. The 48-year-old from Illinois called the emergency services no less than ...

Michael Alan Skopec Called 911 Five Times To Complain About Broken iPhone: Police

Huffington Post - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
An Illinois man was arrested after he allegedly called 911 on five different occasions to report that his iPhone was not working. Police were unclear as to what Michael Alan Skopec, 48, expected them to do about his malfunctioning smartphone, ...

Tech geek calls 911 five times to complain about broken iPhone ... and is ...

Daily Mail - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
An Illinois man who called 911 five times for help with a busted iPhone, instead got helped to jail when he was arrested for obstructing a peace officer. Michael Alan Skopec, 48, did not say what was wrong with his Apple smartphone or ...

Recommended: Man calls 911 five times to complain about broken iPhone

msnbc.com - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
Facebook, iPads, Android, and everything between " the tech news you need, the stories you want, and the tips you'll actually use. Our Digital Life. Read. Live. Share. Part of the Kendall County Sheriff's Office report on a man who called 911 five ...

Tip of the day: Don't call 911 for iPhone tech support

The Seattle Times (blog) - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
That's the lesson learned by an Illinois man, accused of calling 911 five times to complain about his malfunctioning iPhone, according to this report. There's an Apple Store about 16 miles from the town of Bristol where he was arrested, but it probably ...

Man Calls 911 Over Broken iPhone

The Frisky - 13 Nov, 2011
Ah, stupid people doing stupid things. A man named Michael Alan Skopec was arrested after he called 911 five times to report a grave emergency " his iPhone was broken! To his credit, when police arrived to investigate a disorderly conduct charge, ...

Five 911 Calls About Broken iPhone Later, Man Arrested

The Mac Observer - 13 Nov, 2011
Who would expect to reach AppleCare by dialing 911? Apparently a man in Illinois, who dialed it five times to complain that his iPhone wasn't working. In the end, he got the police to come out to his phone, but rather than somehow fixing his iPhone, ...

Faulty iPhone leads to 911 call

PC Advisor - 13 Nov, 2011
A 48-year-old man from Bristol, Illinois has been arrested after calling 911 five times to complain about his broken iPhone. Michael Alan Skopec was arrested at his home in the early hours of Wednesday ...

911 Called Repeatedly Over Broken iPhone

Gather.com - 13 Nov, 2011
Calling 911 isn't best used for tech support, and an Illinois man figured that out when he was arrested this week for doing just that. A word to the (not so) wise: check with an Apple "genius" when you're having iPhone troubles. ...

Man Arrested for Repeatedly Calling 911 Over Broken iPhone

WKBW-TV - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
According to the website The Smoking Gun, a 48-year-old Illinois man was arrested this week after repeatedly calling 911 to complain about a broken iPhone. According to the police report posted on The Smoking Gun, the man called 911 five times to ...

iStupid: Drunk Man Arrested After Calling 911 Five Times to Complain About ...

Gossip On This - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Michael Alan Skopec, 48, dialed police emergency operators five times to beef about his malfunctioning Apple product, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. Cops traced the calls to Skopec's home, where he was arrested around 1 AM ...

Man Who Called 911 About Broken iPhone Should Have Tried This Instead

The Stir - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Everywhere you go, you see proof that people are more and more addicted, co-dependent, attached at the death grip to our smartphones. A woman texting while she's out on a date at a restaurant (so annoying!), a guy FaceTiming as he works out at the gym, ...

Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Moan About Broken iPhone

NBC Bay Area (blog) - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
It's safe to assume the police have better things to do than listen to a grown man whine about his busted iPhone. But after Michael Skopec called 911 multiple times because he was unhappy with his Apple toy, the cops traced the call ...

When Your iPhone Breaks, Call the Genius Bar, Not 911

Death and Taxes - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
An Illinois man was arrested after calling 9-1-1 five times to report that his iPhone was broken. There are lots of things you can do if you break your iPhone. Depending on what's wrong, you can try to Google ...

Man arrested for calling 911 to complain about his broken iPhone

Ubergizmo - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
If you have a problem with your iPhone, there are plenty of outlets for you to find out what's wrong. You can look it up on the internet, you can ask a friend; you can even take it to the Apple Store and ask one ...

Please don't call 911 about your broken iPhone

IntoMobile - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Please friends, if your iPhone is broken or if Siri is down, don't call 911 to complain. That's what Michael Alan Skopec did and he was later arrested for being an idiot. Well, not exactly, but that's what should have happened. As you would expect, ...

Man Calls 911 Over Broken iPhone

Daily Beast - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Forget waiting in line at the Genius Bar. An Illinois man fed up with his malfunctioning iPhone decided it was an emergency situation and called 911 five times to complain about it. Police traced the calls to the home of Michael Alan Skopec, 48, ...

This Guy Got Arrested After Calling 911 To Complain About His iPhone

Business Insider - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
We learned the weird story of Michael Alan Skopec, the man who called 911 to vent his iPhone frustrations, from The Smoking Gun. According to the police report, an intoxicated Skopec was arrested in his Illinois home last night, not for the phone calls ...

iPhone User Calls 911 5 Times to Report Broken Phone

PC Advisor - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
The computer programmer was found to be intoxicated and uncooperative and arrested by police; another case of drunken dialing? By Eric Mack | PC World | 11 November 11 An Illinois man who was arrested after repeatedly calling 911 to complain about his ...

Man arrested after calling 911... about his broken iPhone

thejournal.ie - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
A MAN WAS arrested by police in the USA after he called 911 " because he couldn't get his iPhone to work. According to a sheriff's office report, Michael Alan Skopec was arrested in Bristol, Illinois after calling 911 five times to complain that his ...

Man Arrested After Drunkenly Calling 911 To Complain About His iPhone

Cult of Mac - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Having a problem with your iPhone 4S's rapidly draining battery even under iOS 5.0.1? Take your complaints to Apple's official support forums, not the police. A 48-year-old man from Bristol, Illinois is now in police ...

Man calls 911 about broken iPhone

Fudzilla - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
A 48-year-old Illinois man was arrested earlier this week after he repeatedly called 911 to complain that his iPhone was not working. The official Kendall County Sheriff's Office arrest report states that Alan Skopec called 911 on five occasions to ...

Smart Phone, Dumb User: iPhone Malfunctions, Man Calls 911 Five Times

Oxford Zeiss - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
Here's an interesting story from all the way in Illinois. Illionois resident Michael Alan Skopec, 48, apparently called 911 five times to complain about his malfunctioning iPhone. ...

Man Arrested for Calling 911 Five Times About Broken iPhone

Bangstyle - ‎Nov 11, 2011‎
While the iPhone is arguably one of the best phones available right now, it can still be a little tricky and potentially cause some headaches. Even in cases of absolute frustration, my advice is that it's still probably best to call the people over at ...

Man Arrested For Calling 911 Five Times to Say His iPhone Wasn't Working

Gawker - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
You know who will never work at the Genius Bar? Or see his name anywhere near the word "genius" in his lifetime? Michael Alan Skopec. The 48-year-old from Bristol, Illinois, was arrested at 1 am on Wednesday morning, for, according to the sheriff's ...

Illinois Man Calls 911 Five Times Because His iPhone Is Broken

Chicagoist - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
A Kendall County man dialed 911 five times to complain about his malfunctioning iPhone. Michael Alan Skopec, 48, didn't get the tech support he wanted. Police traced the calls to his Bristol township home. They described him as intoxicated and ...

Man Arrested After Calling 911 Five Times To Complain About His Broken iPhone

The Smoking Gun - ‎Nov 10, 2011‎
An Illinois man was arrested early yesterday after he called 911 on several occasions to complain that his iPhone was not working. Cops traced the calls to Skopec's home, where he was arrested around 1 AM yesterday when he “refused to comply with ...

 

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