911 Dispatcher Snores Through a Call

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When a Maryland woman found her husband unable to breathe, she followed her instincts and called 911. But the dispatcher on the other end was also unconscious—in fact, he was fast asleep, audibly snoring.

Does this police department hire narcoleptics? Not exactly. The log-sawing operator was actually a firefighter who was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift. He's been placed on administrative leave, and probably getting some much-needed shut eye. [Arbroath]