That's not a metaphor. A 51-year-old Florida man called 911 because the clams from Crabby’s Seafood Shack were too small for his liking. The restaurant wouldn't give him a refund, so of course he called 911, because that's what you do*.

The 911 operator gave him the non-emergency number, but, dude called 911 again. And because he "didn't know the rules for 911", he's now charged with a misdemeanor for misuse of the emergency system. You can check out the call below.

h/t Mandatory

*Sarcasm. Obviously.