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.