Let’s just let that headline sink in for a minute…….
A member of the public actually called the emergency services via 999, asked to be put through to the police and, upon being asked what his emergency was, told the force control room (Essex) staff that he was calling because he had run out of credit.
He wanted and expected the police to call his mate for him because he couldn’t
How do these people work out in their minds that this is the sort of situation our emergency services are here to deal with?
Did this individual expect that, in between dealing with calls from distraught victims of crime, the police would stop what they were doing and phone his mate for him?
The mind boggles.
I just genuinely do not understand how hard it is for some individuals to be able to grasp what is and, more importantly, what isn’t an emergency.
In a tweet shared by @EPControlRoom, a spokesperson said:
“Phone call on 999 from a member of the public to ask us to call his friend for him as he has no credit”.
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