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#1 8 years ago

BBC News - Woman dials 999 to report snowman theft in Kent

A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irresponsible" by Kent Police.

The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms.

During the call the woman said: "It ain't a nice road but you don't expect someone to nick your snowman."

Kent Police said officers had given her advice on real 999 emergencies.

The force said the call was made at the same time as operators fielded thousands of other phone calls about the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the county.

During the conversation she said: "There's been a theft from outside my house.

"I haven't been out to check on him for five hours but I went outside for a fag and he's gone."

When she was asked who had gone, the woman replied: "My snowman. I thought that with it being icy and there not being anybody about, he'd be safe."

She was then asked whether it was an ornament, and answered: "No, a snowman made of snow, I made him myself.

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This call could have cost someone's life”

Ch Insp Simon Black Kent Police "It ain't a nice road but at the end of the day, you don't expect someone to nick your snowman, you know what I mean?"

The operator then told her she had rung an emergency line and she should not be calling it to report the theft of a snowman.

Ch Insp Simon Black said: "This call could have cost someone's life if there was a genuine emergency and they couldn't get through.

"It was completely irresponsible.

"We have spoken to her and advised her what is a 999 call, and this clearly was not."

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it amazes me there are people like this in the world. how can someone be so uneducated as to believe the theft of 2 teaspoons and 2 pounds warrants a 999 call? it's times like this that eugenics sounds almost appealing...




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#2 8 years ago

Should've sent someone over to arrest her for wasting police time....




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#3 8 years ago

You're talking about a country where people dial 999 to find out the cricket scores. This does not surprise me. =p


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#4 8 years ago

Some people should have their finger privileges taken away. =p




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#5 8 years ago

she did the right thing!




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#6 8 years ago

Does she call Al Gore in the spring?




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#7 8 years ago

Raises an interesting question; namely, how many stolen pound coins and teaspoons do warrant a 999 call?




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#8 8 years ago

20 coins or 1 teaspoon.

Teaspoons are important.


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#9 8 years ago

She apparently lost two teaspoons, so that's double serious!




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#10 8 years ago

Hmm... also, why would someone use teaspoons of all things for the arms? Nature already provides!




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