Sask. RCMP release list of 2019’s top 10 #ReasonsNotToCall911

The Saskatchewan RCMP has revealed it’s top 10 “reasons not to call 911” list for 2019.

On Wednesday police tweeted the top 911 calls that “missed the mark” including:

  • Call #1: It’s getting hot in here – 911 dispatchers received a call from a person wanting to know it if was illegal for someone with a pacemaker to use a hot tub.
  • Call #2: Food fight – A curious 911 caller was wanting to know if they threw a potato at someone, would the potato be considered a weapon.
  • Call #3: Caught in a pickle – In a similar call, the upset 911 caller wanted to know if throwing a pickle at someone could get them arrested
  • Call #4: Life is a buzz – A caller reported that their personal intimate device had been stolen, but the thief had left the container that housed the device behind.
  • Call #5: Pharmacy delivery – The caller was having some trouble reaching their pharmacy by telephone and was wondering if the RCMP could pick up their order.
  • Call #6: Missed the mark in more ways than one – This upset caller wanted RCMP Officers to remove a visitor from the house as the visitor had forgotten to lift the lid before using the toilet.
  • Call #7: Wedded bliss – This caller was asking for assistance from RCMP Officers as their fiancé was in a bad mood and not helping with their upcoming wedding preparations.
  • Call #8: Vertically challenged – A caller was requesting assistance from a tall RCMP Officer as they could not reach an item on the top shelf.
  • Call #9: Lost and found – This concerned caller found a lost baby bear cub and put it in their vehicle. The caller was unsure of what to do next.
  • Call #10: Back crawl – A large insect was found by this 911 caller doing the back stroke in their toilet. As the insect was quite large, the caller was afraid to fish it out and was wondering if the local RCMP could assist in removing the bug.

RCMP are reminding you that 911 should only be called when a person is in a life-threatening emergency and all other complaints or emergencies can be directed to local police services.

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