I've got a Baltimore story for you people;
On my recent drive up and down the east coast, I decided that this time I was going to take the Harbor Tunnel Thruway while driving through Baltimore. Once I got out of the tunnel I encountered a traffic jam. As it turns out somebody dropped a wheelbarrel in the northbound left lane right under here.
So I pulled over and called the Baltimore PD hoping they'd get somebody from Maryland DOT to pick it up, but either I got a bad reception on my cell phone or there was too much road noise. Either way I couldn't tell them a thing and hung up. I realized I had to take care of this myself, one way or another.
Less than five minutes later(maybe even two), I finally got all the cars to stop and let me cross the road to pick it up and bring it across to the other shoulder. One woman who was right in front of it gave me a congratulatory thumbs up, and the people of Baltimore were quite pleased.
After I was done, I got a reverse 911 call from the police, and I explained what was going down. I doubt it's there now, but I would've loved to see a police report on that.