The Very Worst Reason to Call the Fire Department

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There are some famously dumb 911 calls, and then there are straight-up awful ones. Calling in fake emergencies in order to empty out firehouses to steal cash from absent firefighters — as the FDNY's Joseph Keene allegedly did — definitely counts as the latter. Police eventually traced the calls to Keene's cell phone, and he was caught on video entering a Queens firehouse, the New York Post reports. So, actually, it would appear that his fake calls were dumb, awful, and not worth it, as he now likely stands to lose his job over the thefts, which only brought in around $2,000.