Parent calls police when kid won't stop playing Xbox

By admin
11 October 2013

A parent called the police because his child wouldn't stop playing his Xbox and a reveller called the emergency services because she’d lost one of her stiletto heels.

A parent called the police because his child wouldn't stop playing his Xbox.

The bizarre phone call was one of a number of times someone called the emergency services in north Wales in the UK in the past 12 months without a genuine emergency and also included one instance when a shopper dialled 999 because they couldn't access a catalogue company.

One reveller even phoned for help because she’d lost one of her stiletto heels.

The force received more than half a million phone calls in the past 12 months but only 225 000 incidents were recorded and just 46 000 were crimes.

Acting Superintendent Alex Goss said, "Each unnecessary call to us reduces time available for calls on genuine policing matters.

"Phoning 999, the emergency line, for trivial matters such as being annoyed with catalogue companies is a complete waste of resources, and could possibly prevent a genuine life-or-death emergency call being put through."

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