I don’t know about you, but I can admit to accidentally pocket dialing 911 once. I felt horrible as the operator assured me that mistakes happen. But after a Mississauga teen called 911 when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it has become clear to me that many non-emergency calls are being made to the service – on purpose.
These aren’t your average pocket dials either, as there are many calls from people who are purposely contacting 911. Their reasons are less than extraordinary, and yet they feel the need to report it.
Among recent bogus calls was a woman calling to offer her German Shepherd as a new recruit to the force’s K-9 unit.
Another call came from a man who called to complain that he had been waiting too long for the bus to arrive, and a third non-emergency call was from a woman who was upset that she wasn’t getting the best rate for her cable.
So at least you didn’t make that pocket dial on purpose (but still, don’t do it again).