Slacker and Steve - Ambien (Audio)

February 27, 2017

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An alarming 911 call about a plane crash ended up being a bad dream -- quite literally.
A disoriented man had taken the popular prescribed drug Ambien before making that call for help. The 75-year-old man called dispatch at 2 a.m. to say he had been in a plane crash. He said the small cargo plane was headed to Oregon when it went down. The 911 recorded call included the following conversation:
Operator: Are you able to safely get out?
Caller: No. I'm pinned in.
Operator: Did it hit any buildings or just into the trees?
Caller: In the trees. In the field with trees.
The caller said he was in the plane with three other people who were not conscious.
Operator: Are you able to look out the window? Are you able to see for the wing where you are at?
Caller: No, I can't see anything.
It turns out that the man imagined the entire thing after taking Ambien before bed. The 911 caller did not want to talk on camera, but he did say how concerned he is about the side effects of Ambien. He said he only took half a pill because he couldn't sleep after having surgery.


What crazy things did you do while on Ambien?