RCMP releases list of calls that shouldn't have gone to 911

The RCMP in Saskatchewan has released its annual top 10 of calls that shouldn’t have been made to 911.

In a series of tweets released Wednesday, the RCMP noted its divisional operations communications centre had another busy year in 2019 taking calls, but some missed the mark. Locations for where the calls originated were not released.

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Here are the top 10:

Call No. 1: It’s getting hot in here – 911 dispatchers received a call from a person wanting to know it if was illegal for someone with a pacemaker to use a hot tub.

Call No. 2: Food fight – A curious 911 caller was wanting to know if they threw a potato at someone, would the potato be considered a weapon.

Call No. 3: Caught in a pickle – In a similar call, the upset 911 caller wanted to know if throwing a pickle at someone could get them arrested.

Call No. 4: Life is a buzz – A caller reported that their personal intimate device had been stolen, but the thief had left the container that housed the device behind.

Call No. 5: Pharmacy delivery – The caller was having some trouble reaching their pharmacy by telephone and was wondering if the RCMP could pick up their order.

Call No. 6: Missed the mark in more ways than one – This upset caller wanted RCMP officers to remove a visitor from the house as the visitor had forgotten to lift the lid before using the toilet.

Call No. 7: Wedded bliss – A caller was asking for assistance from RCMP Officers as their fiancé was in a bad mood and not helping with their upcoming wedding preparations.

Call No. 8: Vertically challenged – A caller was requesting assistance from a tall RCMP officer as they could not reach an item on the top shelf.

Call No. 9: Lost and found – This concerned caller found a lost baby bear cub and put it in their vehicle. The caller was unsure of what to do next.

Call No. 10: Back crawl – A large insect was found by a 911 caller doing the back stroke in their toilet. As the insect was quite large, the caller was afraid to fish it out and was wondering if the local RCMP could assist in removing the bug.

The RCMP reminds the public that calling the police should be reserved for police-related matters only. If someone has a complaint or an emergency, report it to your local RCMP or call 310-RCMP from anywhere in SK. As always, use 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency.

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