Reasons not to call 911: Sask. RCMP release top 10 list for 2019

Can’t reach the top shelf? Calling 911 is not the way to get help.

The Saskatchewan RCMP released a list of the top 10 calls to 911 that missed the mark on Twitter.

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  • 911 dispatchers received a call from a person wanting to know if it was illegal for someone with a pacemaker to use a hot tub.
  • A curious 911 caller was wanting to know if they threw a potato at someone, would the potato be considered a weapon.
  • In a similar call, the upset 911 caller wanted to know if throwing a pickle at someone could get them arrested.
  • A caller reported that their personal intimate device had been stolen, but the thief had left the container that housed the device behind.
  • The caller was having some trouble reaching their pharmacy by telephone and was wondering if the RCMP could pick up their order.
  • An 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.
  • One caller was asking for assistance from RCMP officers as their fiancé was in a bad mood and not helping with their upcoming wedding preparations.
  • A caller was requesting assistance from a tall RCMP officer as they could not reach an item on the top shelf.
  • A concerned caller found a lost baby bear cub and put it in their vehicle. The caller was unsure of what to do next.
  • A large insect was found by a 911 caller doing the backstroke 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 ask that police be called for police-related matters only. Those that have a complaint or an emergency are asked to contact their local RCMP or 310-RCMP. Those facing a  life-threatening emergency should call 911.

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