The clip below was shared in a tweet by the Metropolitan Police Contact Centre yesterday (27th Jan) evening.
In the audio, you will hear a 999 call that was made by someone who was not happy because he was not being allowed on a bus and the bus driver was allegedley shutting the doors ‘in his face’.
By the admission of the caller himself however, the bus was indeed broken which is why he was not allowed on it.
These types of time-wasting 999 calls clog up a system that is already extremely busy.
Anyone who has ever had to call 999 in a genuine emergency and who has been put on hold will tell you just how horrendous it is to have to wait for a line to become free before getting help.
I know, as I have been in the very same situation myself.
This is why people really need to think twice before they call 999 and they should ask themselves ‘is this a genuine emergency?’.
If you want to hear some more time-wasting 999 calls which have been made to the emergency services, then we have a dedicated section on our website to such calls – CLICK HERE
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