Sorenne said the other day, the emergency number in Spain is 112.
She said someone spoke in her grade 1 class about telephones.
We emphasized that the emergency number in Australia is 000.
In North America its 911, and apparently in the UK it’s 999.
A child asking for toilet roll and a report of a “poop in my burger” are among a tripling in the number of hoax 999 calls to Cambridgeshire police prompting a stark warning.
Valuable police time is being taken up by hoax and malicious callers reported fake crimes and emergencies.
A total of 366 calls deemed “inappropriate” were made to the force last year up from 109 the previous year and from January to October this year a total of 259 of the calls have been made.
Figures released using freedom of information laws also show that between August 2010 to July 2011 a total of 590 calls were made to the force that were deemed a “hoax”.
The number increased in the same period the following year to 604 and fell to 587 from August 2012 to July 2013. And the total number of officers deployed to the calls over the three years was 1,074.
The number of crimes linked to the hundreds of hoax calls was 17.
A police spokeswoman said: “The force has seen a rise in the number of hoax calls for service in the last couple of years.
“When a call for service comes in we have a duty to take that report seriously, and by wasting police time on dealing with fictitious calls people are seriously jeopardising the safety of those in genuine need of police help.”
Cambridgeshire police has released a list of hoax calls.
A youth called, saying ‘your mum’ a couple of times, and then hung up
Child called saying a robber had stolen his ‘di*k’, laughed, then hung up
Fake call about an ‘orange glow’ coming from a house – regular hoax caller about fires as ‘likes seeing firefighters’ turn up
Child asked for a toilet roll and then hung up
Drunk person telling us they were off to get a kebab
Child wanting to order a pizza
Child saying their friend has been kidnapped and killed, laughing, swearing and hung up
Fake reports of break ins
Claims that a school was on fire
Man saying ‘yeah, me and my girlfriend are hard core’ then hung up
Woman reporting in hospital and nurses have taken her cigarettes off her (not mental health related)
‘I meant to call my friend’
‘There is a poop in my burger’
Neighbour is killing my chickens
Girl claiming to have been beaten up and was bleeding from ‘everywhere’ when we said we could she her on CCTV she hung up.