Man Makes Emergency 999 Call To Say ‘I Have Run Out Of Toilet Roll’


Having a bottom covered in poo can often seem like an emergency, but this is a tad extreme. According to Scoop, a man found that he’d hit the dreaded last sheet, and called 999. ‘What is your emergency?’ asks the call handler. He says, ‘Erm, I have run out of toilet roll.’

There’s a pause for this to sink in, and then the call handler asks, ‘And you are calling 999 for that reason?”

The tape was re-released by Devon and Cornwall police this week, to highlight how people are wasting time with non-emergency calls to 999. A spokesman said, ‘t never ceases to amaze how some people turn to the emergency services for the slightest difficulty or perceived crisis.

‘While we are sorting out these non-emergencies, lives may be lost if other people are in real trouble and need our help.


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