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A woman called the cops because she was worried semen in a thermos might explode

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A Florida woman who has been trying to conceive a child through artificial insemination called police Wednesday because she feared a thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. 

Felicia Nevins called the Pasco County Sheriff's Office around 6 p.m. because she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring from the container. 


Nevins told the Tampa Bay Times that a deputy and firefighter were able to open the thermos safely. 

She added that they left without offering any details to Nevins' neighbors. 

"The officer told them it was a private matter," Nevins told the Tampa Bay Times, "and he treated it as a private matter."


But on Thursday, the sheriff's office posted details about the incident on Facebook. Nevins said the short explanation of what happened offered enough details for everyone to be able to identify her. 

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office defended the post, saying that it was all part of their social media strategy. 

"We attempt to show every day what our officers see in calls and we are a very open agency about the types of calls we see each day," Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.


Nevins said the post was mortifying and she is upset that it hasn't been deleted. 

Several people who commented on the Facebook post said Nevins shouldn't have a baby if she can't follow directions. 

However, many agreed with Nevins and called for the post to be removed immediately. 

"All I'm trying to do is become a mother and I'm being berated for it," Nevins told the Tampa Bay Times.


The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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