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RCMP release top-10 'missing the mark' 911 calls for 2018
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:32AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:56PM CST
While the RCMP’s Divisional Operation Communications Centre was busy in 2018, they also took a few calls that “missed the mark” in the past year.
Here is the top-10 list that RCMP Saskatchewan released on Twitter Wednesday.
- Endangered species – Caller called 911 as they located two salamanders in their yard and thought they might be endangered.
- Everything is OK – Someone called 911 to make sure they didn’t do anything wrong and to wish the RCMP officer a Merry Christmas
- What’s the delay – Caller called 911 as their fast food delivery order was taking longer than they thought it should
- The chase is on – A concerned caller reported a donkey chasing some horses around in the field.
- Master chef – A dispute over how to cook pierogis ended up with the caller calling RCMP for assistance.
- 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 it.
- Who let the dogs out – A call was received requesting RCMP to attend a house as the dogs needed to go outside and the door was stuck.
- No turkey for you – A 911 caller reported that her Thanksgiving turkey was stolen from her house.
- Unwanted master chef – An upset 911 caller was asking the RCMP assistance as their guest was cooking ribs in the oven.
- Park between the lines – Someone called 911 to report that a vehicle was parked taking up handicap parking spaces.
While these situations can be entertaining, the Saskatchewan RCMP are reminding everyone with 911 is for emergencies only. In non-emergency situations, the public is asked to call their local RCMP detachment or local police service.