If your smartphone started to fail you, would you call the police to complain? Of course not, but that is exactly what Michael Alan Skopec did last week. During the first call to the Kendall County Illinois Police, Skopec got a hold of the dispatcher and while slurring his words, said that his Apple iPhone was not working and that he knows it has something to do with Apple. The dispatcher calmly asked if there was an emergency and when he answers in the negative, she directs him to Apple.
The man who called the cops over his broken Apple iPhone
During Skopec's second call, he picks up the pace by throwing out some choice curse words and says that he is so frustrated with his iPhone that he wants to break it. Three more calls are made, each one answered by the same dispatcher who is cool and calm. She even tries to help him troubleshoot the unit and asks if he has the instructions. Finally, the dispatcher tells him that if he presses "0" on his iPhone, perhaps he will get someone who can help him better. After the last call, the cops were sent to arrest Skopec and charged
him with obstructing or resisting a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
Skopec's strange response to his broken Apple iPhone can probably be attributed to the consumption of some type of alcohol. In fact, in his condition, who knows if his iPhone was even broken to begin with.
i got 3 iphoned and a phd . u got a problem? this man did nothing wrong. i tink he should have been helped. sometimes my iphone does not work as well. i spend 3 grand in iphones...are you suffering from madness with your htc?
you mean by calling 911 the number used in real life and death emergencies? he could have gotten Apple's number right there from his iPhone and if he was able to make a call with it then it must not have been a dire enough problem to just go through the proper channels. if you have a PHD then you should post things intelligently so people don't treat you like you're stupid.
You seem like the man arrested...
So you can spend 3 grand on iPhones but still incapable of intelligently and logically solve his problem?
You can get a PhD all you want, that still doesn't mean you're ignorant when it comes to technology. People with a PhD nowadays are still trying to discover the magical process of texting and a touch screen. What's a better company for you to use to discover the magical process of it than with Apple? I can see why you feel Apple is so great. It's new to you and you wish others could stoop to your level in the process of learning it.
i'm not seeing any success at all in your Phone Arena posts so what am i supposed to be jealous of here? a guy (if you even are one) telling me he has a hot wife to go home to? i have like 5 hot wives to go home to in a Bugatti. you need to get on my level before you talk more s**t to me bro.
As if written by an Apple employee, the article goes into damage control by suggesting that the man had to be under the influence of some substance, because it would be impossible for an Apple product to be defective.
if you want credit tell them to credit you in the article. And really you dont deserve credit because you aren't the source of the article... unless you happen to be the 911 operator or the police officer or witnessed it firsthand.
the worst part is, the number for iphone tech support is 1-800-MY-IPHONE.....it's not hard to remember!!
Or they may have some kind of app or something if I'm not mistaken...but at least the lady was nice about it :)