‘I have to pee': Caller’s ‘emergency’ dumbfounds a 911 dispatcher in Canada
The caller was apparently complaining about slow traffic
By Don Sweeney
The Charlotte Observer
PEEL, Canada — Audio of a 911 call in Canada reveals what may be the most innocuous “emergency” ever.
“I have to pee,” a caller tells an incredulous dispatcher in a 911 call posted to Twitter on Friday by Peel Regional Police near Toronto in southern Ontario.
In the 38-second audio clip, the 911 dispatcher asks the caller whether he needs police, fire or ambulance services.
“Yeah I need an ambulance, please,” the caller says, then corrects himself to request the police. They argue briefly about whether he needs an ambulance or police.
“Actually, the thing is, I have to pee and these guys are not moving,” the caller says, apparently complaining about slow traffic.
“You have to pee?” the astonished dispatcher asks. “This is your emergency, that you have to pee? And how are the police going to help you urinate?”
“I have to pee, man,” the caller repeats.
“I’m not sure what you’d like me to do if you have to urinate, I can’t help you with that,” the exasperated dispatcher says before terminating the call.
Calling 9-1-1 because you need to use the bathroom and the car ahead isn't moving fast enough, is definitely #NotFor911.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) October 8, 2021
9-1-1 misuse can potentially prevent someone with a life-threatening emergency from getting help on time. Learn more at https://t.co/7jcGpmW4zL#911Awareness pic.twitter.com/yC2cZz2hqk
Peel Regional Police note in the Twitter post that 911 should only be used to report crimes in progress or immediate danger to someone’s health, life or property.
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