Florida Woman Calls 911 After Her Refrigerator Broke; Police Bring New One


An elderly Florida woman was upset as her refrigerator quit working in the intense heat of a Florida Summer, so she called 911 -- and.... got help from some warm-hearted cops.

Cheryl Nanartonis of Jensen Beach said she has next to no disposable cash since she lives on a fixed income, so she dialed the emergency number in hopes of finding someone to repair her broken fridge.

The dispatcher sent officers out to talk to her and when they arrived, they warned her about "the importance of reserving 911 for emergencies only" -- and...... then ran out to a nearby thrift store to get her a gently used replacement.

The Jensen Beach Goodwill agreed to donate the appliance and even waived the delivery fee.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our Law Enforcement... Thank you!

Thank you Goodwill for what you do, each and every day as well...

The Martin County Sheriff's Office posted the story on their Facebook Page...

DISTRAUGHT SENIOR CITIZEN CALLS 911 WHEN REFRIGERATOR BREAKS DOWN, OUR DEPUTY’S RESPONSE MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

Cheryl Nanartonis believed she was in crisis, her refrigerator broke down and her food was going to spoil. She said her resources were limited and she didn’t have the funds to buy a replacement. So Cheryl called 911. Although 911 is reserved for emergencies only, deputies were dispatched to Cheryl’s Jensen Beach home. They explained to Cheryl the importance of reserving 911 for emergencies only. But that’s not all. Realizing how upset Cheryl was, they knew they couldn’t clear the call without taking action. So Deputy Marcum, Deputy Elliot and Sgt. Flynn made arrangements with the Jensen Beach Goodwill to donate a gently used refrigerator to Cheryl. The deputies even had it delivered, and Cheryl was back on track.

We would like to thank Sam Fincher and Peggy Brewer at Goodwill for helping us make sure Cheryl was taken care of. Nice work everyone.