'Teen Mom' Gary Shirley's 911 Call About Amber Portwood's Alleged Suicide Attempt: 'I Don't Want Her To Kill Herself'!

Wed, June 15, 2011 6:50pm EST by 3 Comments

Gary Shirley tells the 911 operator that Amber Portwood told him to ‘call the police and find her body in the garage’

We’ve received an audio file of Gary Shirley‘s 911 call about Amber Portwood yesterday, after her alleged suicide attempt, and it is pretty scary. Gary called the 911 dispatcher at 11:34AM and said, “Hi, I just spoke with my girlfriend, and she had said something to me, Amber Portwood, she said something to me that she is having a hard time with her life. That to call the police and find her body in the garage and I don’t know what to do, I’m getting a hold of you because I don’t want her to kill herself.”

Leah‘s father remained calm while delivering Amber’s address and phone number to the operator. “This was about 5 minutes ago, I called my mom to go visit because at first I was like she has made several, she has said this several times, and she isn’t answering my phone calls and she said call the police so they can find my body in the garage.” Gary continues to explain in a conversational tone, “I called her back several times and she didn’t answer, and you don’t tell someone to call the police if you really don’t want them to call the police.”

Gary goes on to explain that his mother, Carol Zizak, is going to check on her, then gets confused when the operator asks what kind of car she is driving. He assumes she means Amber, and then gets flustered. “Will she be on foot?” asks the operator about Gary’s mom. He misunderstands: “She is going to hang herself!”

Then he realizes the misunderstanding and the operator says they will send someone over.

Amber was apparently found “conscious and coherent” when authorities came to her house and there were no “noticeable signs of injury.” Meanwhile, Gary threw a BBQ at his house last night while Amber recuperated in the hospital. Hopefully baby Leah is doing okay!

Lorena O’Neil with reporting by Sandra Clark