Police reveal some of the ridiculous calls people make to emergency number in 2012.
Now Blogville has a new police station thanks to our Chief of Pawlice Sarge we thought we’d take a look some of the frivolous 999 calls made to a police force in 2012. Unnecessary calls included reporting a leak in a bathroom and someone wanting a lift home on Christmas Day. Greater Manchester Police also reported a call regarding a marmalade theft and a plea to reveal a TV soap program plotline. One entry on the police log noted that they had received a 999 call from a male saying he has run out of toilet roll. On Christmas Day, police received a call from man outside Exeter police station asking for a lift back to Crediton. He told the operator he had spent all his money and could not get back home. Another example was of a woman who had been trying to contact her local Chinese takeaway. She called the emergency number to ask if they knew if the takeaway had closed down or moved. Another member of the public called the emergency services to say that her electricity had gone out and could they help sort it out. She would not believe that the police did not deal with electrical matters. A man rang to ask for the phone number of a plumber as he had come home to find he had a leak in the bathroom. Then there was the angry dad who called the emergency services to report his teenage son for refusing to go to bed. The schoolboy, was playing on his games console at midnight and would not switch it off and get some sleep. Others included a man who contacted emergency services asking how to send a fax , a job seeker who wanted police to type up a CV for him and a man who rang at 4.30am to check the score in a recent Middlesbrough FC football game. The best one was a call asking for a paramedic to take a dogs’ temperature. Beats going to the dogtor if you ask me. Have a good day and Hey, let's be careful out there!