Police in the UK have released a statement urging people to use the emergency system only in appropriate situations after a woman called the cops to report not enough sprinkles on an ice-cream.
The woman told the operator that she had ordered an ice cream and the owner “put bits on one side and none on the other.”
She said “It doesn’t seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit…he’s refusing to give me my money back and saying that I’ve got to take it like that.”
Chief Superintendent, Jim Andronov, is urging public to reserve the system for emergency only.
He says that if someone is trying to reach emergency services in a life or death situation, even a minute wasted by non-urgent calls is a long time to wait.
Article written by D Mulhern