Most of us love pizza. And most of us like to get our pizzas delivered straight to our door.
But for one male, his pizza experience was not quite what he expected. In fact, he was so shocked by the ordeal, that he felt his situation was worthy of an immediate police response.
And what was the life-or-death situation that neccessiated the immediate presence of police officers?
He found a hair on his pizza.
The Derbyshire Police contact centre shared some details of this ridiculous call last week via their Twitter account in a tweet that said:
‘A man has just called 999 to tell us he ordered a pizza and there was a hair in it.
‘They wouldn’t refund him, so he thought this was appropriate use of a life & death emergency line.
‘You have people like this to thank if you can’t get through to us in a genuine emergency’.
Whenever we hear about calls such as this one, we try and take a moment to understand the thought process that was used by the person who called 999.
They must surely understand what ’emergency’ means so how did they ever come to the conclusion that this ‘situation’ warranted an immediate response by police officers?
Twitter users were quick to try and make light of the ridiculous situation with @Nick_Allgood tweeting:
‘What sort of pizza was it? Hair-waian or pephaironni?‘
Other Twitter uses seemed to be just as perplexed as the police contact centre staff in relation to just why the male who called the police thought that a hair on a pizza warranted a blue-light response by officers:
Just spare a thought for our colleagues who have to deal with this sort of stupidity far more often than what you might expect.
We would like to say that these sort of calls are rare, but a quick browse on our website of similar calls will highlight just how common this sort of buffoonery really is.
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