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loochy
10-13-2011, 02:25 PM
HOLY CRAP some people should not be allowed to reproduce.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/230680/20111013/corn-maze-911-call.htm


By Mark Johanson | October 13, 2011 11:44 AM EDT

"I don't see anybody. I'm really scared. It's really dark and we've got a three-week-old baby with us." Those are the words of a Massachusetts woman who frantically called 911 after she became lost ... in a local corn maze.

"We thought this would be fun. Instead, it's a nightmare," she added. "I don't know what made us do this. It was daytime when we came in. And I never take my daughter out. This is the first time. Never again!"

The woman and her family were treated to an early Halloween scare as they desperately searched for an exit to the labyrinth of corn stalks.

The "Haunted Corn Field" proved a little too spooky for the family of four who found themselves corn-fused and stuck in the depths of the maze as the sunset.

The Danvers Police reported that at 6:32 p.m. they received a 911 call from the family (mother, father, a 5-year-old, and a 3-month-old), while lost in the corn maze.

A Police K-9 unit responded to the frantic 911 call and found the family of four just 25 feet from freedom.

Many corn maze costumers were surprised to see the police there since you and hear cars and see tree lines that guide you in the proper direction. You can also use your cell phone at certain points to get hints of which way to go.

Police Sergeant Robert Bettencourt said he'd never heard of police responding to such a call before.

The Connors Farm Corn Maze in Danvers, Mass., whose theme this year is "Salem Village - Headless Horseman," taunts visitors to "enter if you dare!" The maze is one of the "biggest around" and takes, on average, 45 minutes to complete.

According to the farm's manager, Richard Potter, staff members had not left the farm when the family called the police and knew that there were people still in the maze. Staff members did not hear any cries for help.

"We want to have positive family experiences here," Potter told Reuters. "We don't want anybody to go through what they went through."

Farm owner Bob Conner told the TODAY show that anyone is welcome to push their way through the corn and leave the maze.

"We had a few people who got a bit lost last year but they found their way out," Connor said. "There is no wire or fence around the maze, so if they really want or need to get out all they have to do is listen for the sound of traffic and they can always make their way through the corn rows to the road."

When asked about the family's corn-nundrum, Connor said that they were truly very nice people.

"We offered for them to come back on us and try the maze again - but I think they had enough."

Connor, whose farm is located in Massachusetts North Shore, reiterated that getting lost in the maze is kind of the point. In a press release sent out in September announcing the grand opening of this year's maze, he wrote:

"Send out the search parties - thousands will soon be lost on the North Shore."

Calls to Connors Farm went unanswered and were not returned by the time of publication.

Here's full transcript of the 911 call:

Woman in tears: Hi, I just called. I'm still stuck at Connors Farms. I don't see anybody. I'm really scared. It's really dark and we've got a 3-week-old.

Police Officer: Your husband is with you?

Woman: Yes. But my baby ...

Police Officer: A police officer is on the way. Can you put your husband on the phone?

Husband: I see lights over there at the place, but we can't get there, we're smack right in the middle of the corn field.

Woman: I don't know what made us do this, it was daytime when we came in, we thought if we came in someone would come in and find us... We can hear [the police officers]... Oh, my goodness. The mosquitoes are eating us alive, and I never took my daughter out, this is the first time. Never again.

Woman: This is embarrassing.

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jiveturkey
10-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Are you kidding me? You can walk right through corn.

loochy
10-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Are you kidding me? You can walk right through corn.

This.

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Why didn't they just yell? There were plenty of ears around.

loochy
10-13-2011, 02:32 PM
Why didn't they just yell? There were plenty of ears around.

haha I chuckled

Inspector
10-13-2011, 02:32 PM
This happened to a guy I know.

Of course he was blind and deaf.

seclark
10-13-2011, 02:32 PM
first in w/cornhole!
sec

OnTheWarpath58
10-13-2011, 02:33 PM
Why didn't they just yell? There were plenty of ears around.

LMAO

Sofa King
10-13-2011, 02:33 PM
This should be funny, but its actually really sad that they never thought of just walking through the fucking corn.

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 02:33 PM
police said they tried to find the people in the corn, but couldn't one police officier yelled out "awe shucks" after 2 hours of looking.

Sofa King
10-13-2011, 02:34 PM
Why didn't they just yell? There were plenty of ears around.

Well shit. We have a winner.

NewChief
10-13-2011, 02:34 PM
I can just imagine the conversation the husband and wife had just prior to her dialing 911. How humiliating. Revoke the man card!

Fish
10-13-2011, 02:34 PM
Woman in tears: Hi, I just called. I'm still stuck at Connors Farms. I don't see anybody. I'm really scared. It's really dark and we've got a 3-week-old.

Police Officer: Your husband is with you?

LMAO...

Real survivalists right there...

NewChief
10-13-2011, 02:35 PM
I love that the woman says she's never going to take her daughter out again. ROFL

Dayze
10-13-2011, 02:36 PM
$50 says they sue the corn-maze owners.

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 02:36 PM
I remember I got so tired of a corn maze. At one point I turned to snugga and asked. "Hominy more miles are there to go?"

Gonzo
10-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Inbreeding... Catch the fever!

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 02:38 PM
sounds like the maze owners were earresponsible.

NewChief
10-13-2011, 02:38 PM
$50 says they sue the corn-maze owners.

Yeah. My thoughts were that they're either going to sue the corn maze, or the corn maze put them up to it for publicity.

Gonzo
10-13-2011, 02:39 PM
sounds like the maze owners were earresponsible.

Don't you mean Maize?

Saulbadguy
10-13-2011, 02:40 PM
sounds like the maze owners were earresponsible.

:clap:

Huffmeister
10-13-2011, 02:40 PM
sounds like the maze owners were earresponsible.

I think there's a kernel of truth in that statement.

Fish
10-13-2011, 02:41 PM
I love that the woman says she's never going to take her daughter out again. ROFL

Yeah... that child is ruined already...

Mother to child: "No sweetheart, we're not going to the park. The evil corn might get you again. Must stay inside. Inside....[sobbing]..."

Bowser
10-13-2011, 02:42 PM
POPCORN

Gonzo
10-13-2011, 02:44 PM
POPCORN

STALK-ER!

suds79
10-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Wow. Just wow.

These people should have the police non-emergency # programmed in their phone.

I'm sure this won't be the last time.

Dayze
10-13-2011, 02:49 PM
their kid has no chance in life with such ignorant parents.

Zero.
None.

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 02:50 PM
I know if my kids were stuck in there I would have a Cornary

Willie Lanier
10-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Why didn't they just yell? There were plenty of ears around.

ha ha
Are you really Fitzy from the Dan Patrick Show?

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 03:04 PM
I can't believe they had to call the cobs.

lcarus
10-13-2011, 03:04 PM
..........Orville Redenbacher

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 03:05 PM
They're going to regrit this.

lcarus
10-13-2011, 03:06 PM
http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/children-of-the-corn-isaac.jpg

alpha_omega
10-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Dumb. Your 3 week old baby should be at home, not in a cornfield (although later in the story it says 3 month old, so i am not sure which is correct).

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Are you kidding me? You can walk right through corn.

She probably got stuck. It looks like she's kind of husky.

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 03:12 PM
Dumb. Your 3 week old baby should be at home, not in a cornfield (although later in the story it says 3 month old, so i am not sure which is correct).

Poor little thing was just a niblet.

blaise
10-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Dumb. Your 3 week old baby should be at home, not in a cornfield (although later in the story it says 3 month old, so i am not sure which is correct).

Yes, he should have been in a crib.

DJ's left nut
10-13-2011, 03:14 PM
Uh....women w/ babies are the damn worst.

If that person didn't have her stupid infant with her, she'd have remained a rationale adult...well as rationale as a woman gets anyway.

But once you give them a damn baby, they just lose their minds. They become utterly helpless and suddenly every little thing is going to kill this poor starving infant they're carrying with them.

Fucking kids, man.

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 03:16 PM
The should have just rode the unicorn

Jenson71
10-13-2011, 03:21 PM
Some of those mazes can be quite a tassel to get through.

notorious
10-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Your puns are so corny.

Jenson71
10-13-2011, 03:23 PM
SyFy already in production for new $12,000-budget Children of the Corn sequel.

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 03:28 PM
Your puns are so corny.

Excellent joke. Would recommend.

Sofa King
10-13-2011, 03:28 PM
Leave it to Chiefs fans to go off with corn jokes as soon as a thread presents itself.

Some hilarious shit in here so far.

Sofa King
10-13-2011, 03:29 PM
She probably got stuck. It looks like she's kind of husky.

Ahhh... Too much Kernel Sanders' extra krispy chicken i bet.

tooge
10-13-2011, 03:37 PM
its fucking corn! Pick a direction and walk through it. Sheesh.

blaise
10-13-2011, 03:37 PM
Leave it to Chiefs fans to go off with corn jokes as soon as a thread presents itself.

Some hilarious shit in here so far.

Corn puns are stalk material around here.

DMAC
10-13-2011, 03:40 PM
"I could see a barn and other people, but there was corn in the way"

Demonpenz
10-13-2011, 03:43 PM
Thought the officier did such a great job, they promoted him to Kernal

Sofa King
10-13-2011, 03:44 PM
When she finally made it out, they asked her where she's bin.

Huffmeister
10-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Not sure what the issue was. Sounds like there were polenta people around to hear them if they would have just yelled.

Thig Lyfe
10-13-2011, 04:18 PM
To be fair, the way out of the maze was Pop Secret.

Pawnmower
10-13-2011, 04:25 PM
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vailpass
10-13-2011, 04:52 PM
She probably was offended by all of th smut.

Count Zarth
10-13-2011, 05:05 PM
TRAPPED IN MAIZE

SURROUNDED BY CORN

loochy
10-13-2011, 05:34 PM
TRAPPED IN MAIZE

SURROUNDED BY CORN

THIS IS THE TALE
OF STUPID ASS LADY
HER HUSBAND STOOD BY
EQUALLY AS DUMB

Count Zarth
10-13-2011, 05:35 PM
THIS IS THE TALE
OF STUPID ASS LADY
HER HUSBAND STOOD BY
EQUALLY AS DUMB

THEY COULDN'T SEE OUT
OF THE CORNFIELD SO THICK
LET'S CALL THE COPS
HEY, ANYONE GOT SOME SAAAAAALT

Spicy McHaggis
10-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Pfff. It's not like they would have starved to death. Between the baby and the thousands of ears of corn they could have survived for weeks out there.

Pioli Zombie
10-13-2011, 06:21 PM
This happens to Cassel all the time in the pocket. Next game they are going to give him a cell phone in he case he can't find his way out.

Okie_Apparition
10-13-2011, 06:31 PM
I'm sure they would have been found the next morning by the person has to go clean up all the condoms

suzzer99
10-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Who else has searched the thread for about 10 ultra-clever puns they just thought up and found someone else beat them to every one? :mad:

CORN!

kysirsoze
10-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Who else has searched the thread for about 10 ultra-clever puns they just thought up and found someone else beat them to every one? :mad:

CORN!

Don't get ethyn-all bent out of shape over it.

Bwana
10-13-2011, 07:14 PM
LMAO

She better NEVER leave Massachusetts. She would last about 5 minutes around Yellowstone, before something ate her.

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 07:50 PM
Pfff. It's not like they would have starved to death. Between the baby and the thousands of ears of corn they could have survived for weeks out there.

They tried to feed it to the baby, but she didn't have any teeth to niblet with.

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 07:51 PM
I hear they tractor down using her cell phone as a GPS.

loochy
10-13-2011, 07:52 PM
It's ok. She just got a little cornfused.

Saul Good
10-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Has anyone used "cornfused" yet?

notorious
10-13-2011, 07:57 PM
She probably never moved her tassel since she flunked out of school.

notorious
10-13-2011, 07:59 PM
Ah, digger, did you come up a bushel short of a full bin?

kysirsoze
10-13-2011, 07:59 PM
We canola hope she's more careful next time.

Dartgod
10-13-2011, 08:38 PM
They probably ran into these guys.

BigMeatballDave
10-13-2011, 10:13 PM
Wow LMAO

Rain Man
10-13-2011, 10:32 PM
It seems like you could eat your way out.

ChiefButthurt
10-13-2011, 10:33 PM
I like all of the puns....you guys are corny.

kysirsoze
10-13-2011, 10:33 PM
It seems like you could eat your way out.

That's what Mama Cass did when she was trapped in the popcorn factory with Shaggy and Scooby. Worked for her.

suzzer99
10-13-2011, 10:39 PM
LMAO

She better NEVER leave Massachusetts. She would last about 5 minutes around Yellowstone, before something ate her.

I would crack up if you were actually an asthmatic Jewish accountant living in Prarie Village (with a very rich online fantasy life).

-King-
10-13-2011, 10:47 PM
I heard the whole family has corns on their feet from all that walking they did.

TinyEvel
10-14-2011, 12:29 AM
pic

Dartgod
10-14-2011, 06:28 AM
pic

Reposq

Bwana
10-14-2011, 07:36 AM
I would crack up if you were actually an asthmatic Jewish accountant living in Prarie Village (with a very rich online fantasy life).

LMAO

Me too! Well except for the whole asma thing.

mikey23545
10-14-2011, 07:58 AM
pic

Now that's a scary pic.

Iowanian
10-14-2011, 08:12 AM
The police were a maize d at the stupidity of these people.