Willie Nelson's band members are lucky to be alive ... according to the man who called 911 after their tour bus crashed last week in Texas.
As we reported, 3 of Willie's band mates were hospitalized after their bus crashed along I-30, hitting a bridge pillar, roughly 80 miles from Dallas ... and it was real bad.
The caller feared the worst, telling the dispatcher, "I don't know how the driver made it out alive."
Willie wasn't on the bus -- he's got his own private ride. The other bandmates are out of the hospital and recovering. Willie's tour resumes December 10th in Vegas.
GF Calls 911, 'He Pulled A Gun On Me!'
11/18/2013 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman's girlfriend went NUCLEAR after he allegedly pointed his shotgun at her face and broke a bunch of her stuff ... and we got her dramatic 911 call -- but the craziest part ... Zimmerman says she's pregnant.
As we reported, Zimmerman was arrested in Orlando, FL earlier today after allegedly pointing his DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN at his girlfriend ... and shoving her out of the house, this according to the Seminole County Sheriff.
The GF called 911 in the middle of their argument -- shouting at dispatch while yelling at Zimmerman. Once police arrived, Zimmerman placed his own call to 911.
During his call, Zimmerman says the girlfriend is "going crazy" and is PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD. He says he called 911 so everyone would know the truth about what happened.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the GF told police she and Zimmerman had become involved in a verbal dispute ... and when she asked him to leave, he began to break things in the house.
She told cops Zimmerman also began packing up his things -- which included a shotgun and an assault rifle -- but as the argument escalated, Zimmerman grew more upset ... and took the shotgun out of its case.
The GF announced she was going to call the police ... and according to the report, that's when Zimmerman leveled his shotgun at her and asked if she really wanted to do that. He then allegedly smashed a glass coffee table with the butt of the gun.
The GF told police Zimmerman shoved her outside and barricaded the front door behind her.
Zimmerman's pickup truck was parked in the driveway of their home (below) ... when police responded to the 911 call. Police claim they eventually forced their way into the house and placed Zimmerman under arrest.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Zimmerman is currently being held in a single cell for his own protection.
Zimmerman has had multiple run-ins with cops ever since he was acquitted back in July of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
No 911 Call
After Jaw Break
11/14/2013 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Zac Efron broke his jaw and gashed his face in what people say was a violent fall in his house after slipping in a puddle of water ... yet there was NO 911 call.
TMZ checked with law enforcement sources and no one called 911 to report any incident on Sunday -- when the injury occurred. We checked the days prior to and after Sunday as well -- No 911 call.
The mishap is puzzling for sure. Zac has been in rehab twice this year for cocaine abuse. He's also had problems with Molly and we're told staying sober has been a struggle.
It's unclear how Zac made his way to the ER ... but given that the injury was so severe his mouth had to be wired shut ... it's bizarre it didn't warrant a 911 emergency.
Josh Marks 911 Call
'There's a Dead Body In the Alley'
11/1/2013 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who called 911 to report the death of "MasterChef" contestant Josh Marks was extremely calm -- considering she just learned there was a dead body in the alley.
TMZ obtained a recording of the 911 call placed after Marks shot himself in an alley in Chicago on October 11.
The woman who calls for help says ANOTHER woman had just rang her doorbell and informed her that she had just discovered a dead body, but she was too afraid to call police.
But the caller, with nerves of steel, calmly explains the situation to the 911 dispatcher -- who sends responders to the scene.
When cops arrived ... they discovered the body was the 7'2" chef -- who shot himself in the head after learning he was suffering from schizophrenia.
Marks was 26.
Dolly Parton 911
'The Driver Is Trapped In the Car'
10/22/2013 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by a bystander moments after Dolly Parton was involved in a car accident in Nashville yesterday.
During the call, the male witness says he saw the car Dolly was riding in (a Nissan) get t-boned by a Mitsubishi.
The witness says the driver of Dolly's car, the singer's longtime friend Judy Ogle, was trapped in the driver's seat and needed help to get her out of the car.
The witness never identifies Dolly by name -- and says that no one appears to be in grave danger.
As we previously reported, Dolly was hospitalized following the wreck and was released with minor injuries.
Lions' Nate Burleson 911 Call
Witness: I'd Guess He's Drunk
10/1/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Moments after Nate Burleson smashed his SUV into a median -- a witness called 911 and said, "He was losing his balance" ... and that he believed the Detroit Lions star appeared to be intoxicated.
Burleson wrecked last Monday night, and police have said they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor -- but on this 911 tape you clearly hear the caller say, "He looks a little messed up. He's walking around, but if I had my guess I'd say he's drunk."
Nate told police he lost control while reaching for a pizza box that was falling off his front seat.
TMZ spoke to a witness at the pub and pizza spot where Burleson had been hanging out that night who told us he had a couple of beers.
However, when we spoke to the manager at the bar ... he told us Nate had "maybe one drink" in the 4 hours he was there.
Alleged iPad Smashing
Caught On Video
9/11/2013 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
New footage has surfaced appearing to show the moment George Zimmerman "smashed" an iPad that may contain proof he punched his father-in-law during an alleged altercation last week.
The footage was captured on a home security system moments after the alleged altercation at the Florida rental home where George and Shellie Zimmerman had been living.
Shellie told a 911 operator George took a pocket knife to the iPad and then smashed it ... and the video appears to back up the story.
While you can't actually make out a pocket knife in the footage, it's obvious George is finagling with the device ... before he tosses it on the ground.
Shellie recovers the iPad moments later.
After the incident, Shellie turned the iPad over to cops -- and they're confident they can recover any footage that was stored in the device, but acknowledge it was pretty badly damaged.
As we previously reported, Shellie initially told the 911 operator George was threatening the family with a gun ... but she later recanted her story and police say they've seen no evidence George ever had a gun.
HANDCUFFED ON TAPE
'Get on Your Knees!!!'
9/10/2013 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's like a scene out of "America's Most Wanted" -- cops swarmed George Zimmerman's car yesterday and ordered him to get down on his knees before handcuffing and detaining him ... all over a domestic dispute involving his estranged wife ... and the insane moment was caught on tape.
Lake Mary PD just released the dashcam footage to TMZ, showing a police cruiser careening down the street and coming to a stop about 50 yards away from George's car, parked outside the home he shared with his estranged wife ... before she filed for divorce.
It's all in the video ... police ordered George to get out of his vehicle, turn around, and get on his knees. George complied and he was immediately handcuffed.
As we reported, George's estranged wife Shellie called 911, claiming George had threatened her and her dad inside their home ... gesturing toward his gun. She also accused George of punching her dad in the face.
George was briefly detained for questioning following the incident, but Shellie eventually changed her story -- claiming no gun was ever involved -- and declined to press charges. George was eventually released without being arrested.
George Zimmerman Fight
Turf War Over Rented Home
9/10/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman allegedly punched his estranged wife's father during a childish dispute over who had the right to be in the house -- the renter or the owner, aka George or his daddy-in-law ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Zimmerman tell us, George and his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman have been renting a home from her parents, but ever since she filed for divorce they've been avoiding each other like the plague -- scheduling house visits ahead of time to keep the peace.
Must've been a snafu in scheduling -- because we're told George showed up Monday AM to remove some things, and ran into Shellie and her dad.
We're told the argument erupted when Pops declared it was his house, and George replied that he was paying rent ... and had every right to be there. The spat ended when Zimmerman allegedly punched Shellie's dad in the face.
Complicating matters was the fact George brought his new girlfriend with him. We're told she was waiting in his car while he went inside, and didn't get out until police arrived.
At the end of Shellie's 911 call you can hear her say, "There's a woman in there. Oh my god."
As for the identity of George's gf -- we're told she appears to be someone new ... NOT George's ex-fiancée, despite what reports are saying.
Zimmerman 911 Call
He Has A Gun
'He's Gonna Shoot Us!'
9/9/2013 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman used a gun to threaten his estranged wife Shellie and her father -- this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ -- and she was terrified he was going to shoot them.
Shellie Zimmerman placed the call, claiming George had punched her father in the nose and was making threats with his hand on his gun. She says, "He's just threatening all of us with his firearm ... he's gonna shoot us!"
Shellie says George also smashed her iPad and slashed it with a pocket knife. She added, "I don't know what he's capable of."
Shellie filed for divorce from George last week.
Police detained and questioned George at the home in Lake Mary, Florida, where Shellie's parents live. George has not been arrested, and has reportedly already left the home.
1:42 PM PT -- Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells us, Shellie and her father have declined to press charges and George will NOT be arrested.
He said, “My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time." Strange.
Boyfriend Said 'I Don't Love You Anymore'
8/20/2013 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand had a fight with her boyfriend hours before she killed herself, and he told her "I don't love you anymore."
Gia had accused NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson of being unfaithful during lunch the day she died. During the ride back to her house -- where they stopped at a Walgreens to get her NyQuil -- Gia told Ryan she still loved him but then he dropped the bombshell about his feelings.
We broke the story ... Gia hanged herself in her New Orleans home. According to official docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Gia used a vacuum cleaner cord to end her life. It was tied to the center section of her spiral staircase and tied to the handrail on the second floor.
It appears Gia was on the phone with her mom when she hanged herself. Her mom told cops during the call the phone "had gone silent" and the mother tried in vain to communicate with her for 10 minutes.
Ryan went back to the house to check on Gia, and found her sitting on the stairs with the cord "wrapped around her neck many times." She had been without oxygen for 30-40 minutes.
Gia left a suicide note on the dining room table and in it left all of her property to her mother.
Dick Van Dyke 911
He's Still in the Car ...
Oblivious to Fire
8/20/2013 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has just obtained the 911 tape reporting that Dick Van Dyke was sitting in a car that was engulfed in flames, as one caller said, "I don't think he's aware it's on fire."
Several witnesses placed calls, saying the situation was dire. Dick was not moving out of the Jaguar.
One funny thing ... no one seems to know what a Jag looks like. It was misidentified as a BMW and a Mustang.
TMZ broke the story ... a good Samaritan stopped and pulled the actor out of the vehicle, just before it exploded in flames.
'The Calling' Singer
'He's Bleeding All Over the Place'
8/19/2013 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by "The Calling" singer Alex Band's manager after the singer was found bloodied and beaten on the side of the road in Lapeer, MI early Sunday morning.
During the call, Band's manager is calm but reports that Alex was abducted and kidnapped by unknown assailants.
When asked how he knew Band was abducted, the manager replied, "Because he's bleeding all over the place and I found him on the side of the road." The manager told the operator Band was breathing and conscious.
TMZ broke the story ... police are currently investigating the incident. Band was in town for a music festival. We're told the singer decided to walk from his hotel to a nearby mini mart around 4am Sunday morning when a van pulled up and snatched him off the street.