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Florida Woman Calls 911 After Fridge Breaks; Officers Bring New One

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One Martin County woman recently called 911 for a different kind of “emergency.”

When her refrigerator broke and she did not have the money needed to repair it, she decided to call the police and see if they could help. Why not, right?

It turns out, that was a smart move on her part.

Officers responding to the Jensen Beach home of Cheryl Nanartonis informed her that 911 is meant for emergencies only.

Fortunately for her though, they also decided to figure out a way to help her.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office posted about the situation on Facebook, writing, “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,” it adds.

The post continues, “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.”

The Sheriff’s Office ended the post by thanking Sam Fincher and Peggy Brewer at the local Goodwill for helping solve Nanartonis’ problem.

If you don’t try, you’ll never know!