Woman Dialled 999 Because Her Ice-Cream Didn’t Have Enough Sprinkles… No Really
Police have urged the public to only ring 999 in emergencies, after a caller contacted emergency operators over the state of her ice-cream yesterday.
West Midlands Police in the UK, told ITV News how a caller contacted them while arguing with the owner of an ice-cream van.
The anonymous caller rang the operator, telling them in a one-minute conversation:
"It doesn't seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit because I've ordered an ice cream and he's put bits on one side and none of the other.
"He's refusing to give me my money back and saying that I've got to take it like that."
Chief Superintendent Jim Andronov asked the public to respect the emergency services as vital for life or death emergencies only, saying:
"If someone is trying to get through to report a genuine life or death emergency, then a minute is a very long time to wait.
"I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergencies only."
Somehow, we don’t think that means dealing with your sugar rush.