And some people have scanners just because they're nosy. There are actually scanner apps now so people can listen on their mobile devices or tablets! Unreal.
There's one guy in the area who calls in all the scanner traffic he hears. He actually got on TV once with our local network station and they recognized him for being a good citizen and calling in all these events. I know he drives them nuts, though. I have a friend who works at that station and she said sometimes, all he does is call in with a running commentary of what's on the scanner. And they have one in their newsroom. He means well, I suppose, and is trying to help.