Most people try to do everything they can to keep out of a police cell.
But one male decided that he would call 999 and ask the police if he can spend three nights each week in a police cell.
Details of the bizarre call were shared by Derbyshire Police Contact Centre in order to highlight the issue many police contact centres have when it comes to people misusing the 999 system.
A spokesperson for the contact centre said on twitter:
‘We have just received a 999 call from a male asking if he can sleep in a cell for 3 nights a week…
‘No, we are not a hotel’.
Whilst police forces are still having to cope with the financial fallout of ‘austerity’, it is unlikely that police cells are going to start appearing on ‘Air BnB’ anytime soon!
Remember to check out the ‘hoax’ calls section on our website which is dedicated to highlighting the hoax and unnecessary 999 calls which are made to the emergency services.
Not only do the individuals who make these sort of calls waste precious time, but they also risk the lives of people who might be in genuine need of emergency help from getting the assistance they require.
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