Karen calls the cops because she wants a western bacon cheeseburger

'Ma'am, we're not going to go down there and enforce your western bacon cheeseburger.'


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Dec 28, 2020   Updated on Dec 28, 2020, 2:51 pm CST

You remember that hilarious 911 cheeseburger phone call? Per Snopes, it was first found on the internet in 2005 but has made its rounds every once in a while as a reminder that Karens are eternal.

Here we have a viral, recently animated reenactment of a Karen demanding the police come out to force a Carl’s Jr. into making her desired meal. The video was posted by u/quazziwazzi, on the r/PublicFreakout page, and went viral this week.

“What is it that you want us to do for you?” asks the dispatcher.

The Karen: “Send an officer down here. I want to them to make it right…”

“Ma’am, we’re not going to go down there and enforce your western bacon cheeseburger.”

“What am I supposed to do?” asks the Karen.

“This is between you and the manager,” the dispatcher explains. “We’re not gonna go and enforce how to make a hamburger; that’s not a criminal issue. There’s… there’s nothing criminal there.”

Karen: “So I just stand here…. so I just sit here and [block]?”

Dispatcher: “You need to calmly and rationally speak to the manager and figure out what to do between you.”

She responded: “She did come up, and I said, ‘Can I please have my western burger?’ She said, ‘I’m not dealing with it,’ and she walked away. Because they’re mopping the floor, and it’s also the fact that they don’t want to.”

“Ma’am, then I suggest you get your money back and go somewhere else,” says the dispatcher. “This is… this is not a criminal issue. We can’t go out there and make them make you a cheeseburger the way you want it.”

“Well, you’re supposed to be here to protect me,” says the Karen. 

“Well, what are we protecting you from, a wrong cheeseburger?” says the dispatcher, as the video concludes.

As for the original audio, Snopes determined it was a real call to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. However, whether or not the call itself was a prank remains unclear to this day.

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2020, 2:50 pm CST