The Saskatchewan RCMP released a top 10 list of 9-1-1 calls that “missed the mark” in 2018.
1. Endangered species – Caller called 911 as they located two salamanders in their yard and thought they might be endangered.
2. Everything is OK – Someone called 911 to make sure they didn’t do anything wrong and to wish the RCMP officers a Merry Christmas.
3. What’s the delay – Caller called 911 as their fast food delivery order was taking longer than they thought it should.
4. The chase is on – A concerned caller reported a donkey chasing some horses around in the field.
5. Master chef – A dispute over how to cook pierogis ended up with our caller calling RCMP for assistance.
6. Mysterious caller – A caller was uncertain as to how a 911 call had been placed from his home. After some discussion, it was determined that it must have been his cat that did.
7. Who let the dogs out – A call was received requesting RCMP attend a house as the dogs needed to go outside and the door was stuck.
8. No turkey for you – Our 911 caller reported that her Thanksgiving turkey was stolen from her house.
9. Unwanted master chef – This upset 911 caller was asking for RCMP assistance as their guest was cooking ribs in the oven.
10. Park between the lines – Someone called 911 to report that a vehicle was parked taking up two handicap parking spaces.
The RCMP remind everyone that 9-1-1 is for emergencies only and any non-emergency calls should be made to their local police service or RCMP detachment.
(List courtesy: Saskatchewan RCMP Facebook Page)