Police tip line getting odd questions

April 14, 2008 5:01:43 AM PDT
Have information about a crime?

Call the police tip line.

At least that's how it's supposed to work.

But not everyone in the Spokane, Washington, area is getting the message.

The police and sheriff's departments operate a crime tip line, but people sometimes call looking for information, not offering it.

Authorities say one caller wanted to know how to thaw a 12-pound frozen turkey.

Other callers have asked about boating regs and which businesses are open on holidays.

Then there was the person who wanted someone to come pick up his old claw-foot bathtub.