Man Calls 911 Over Sandwich Order: Little Ham, Lot of Mayo

The caller likes a little turkey and ham, but a lot of cheese and mayo

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    A man called 911 because he did not like the way a deli in East Hartford made his sandwich.

    A Connecticut man called 911 to complain about how a deli was giving him a hard time about his sandwich order.

    “I specifically asked for little turkey, and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise and they are giving me a hard time," Rother McLennon says on the call. "I wonder if you can stop by and just  …”

    “You’re calling 911 because you don’t like way that they’re making your sandwich?” the dispatcher asks.

    "Exactly,” says McLennon, who was calling from Greatful Deli in East Hartford on Wednesday.

    “So, then, don’t buy it,”  the dispatcher says.

    McLennon said when he called 911 from Greatful Deli in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.
     
    You can listen to the full call here.

    But McLennon, who seems to be a regular at the deli, tells her he’s not just calling about this sandwich. He also fears that they won’t make his sandwich to his specific request in the future.

    “I mean, I just want to solve this the right way,” he said. “My sister made it, but she left. They are playing games with me, so I was just wondering if you could come by,” he said. “I just want it resolved and I want to be able to come back here and get the regular sandwich that I ask for.”

    “In the future, just don‘t buy the sandwich,” the dispatcher says.

    “I’ll look at it before I buy it,” he said.

    Tila Azinheira, who owns the deli, said McLennon placed a phone order for 14 sandwiches and they made them the way he asked. Then, he did not want to pay for them.

    Azinheira said the deli told McLennon they could not take the sandwiches back because they were special orders, and then he used the deli's phone to call 911.

    McLennon called the deli on Thursday to apologize and tell them that he would be coming back in the future for more sandwiches, the deli owner said.