Tweet of the Day: ‘Being mad at a presidential candidate’ not a valid reason to call 911

Tweet of the Day: ‘Being mad at a presidential candidate’ not a valid reason to call 911

People have phoned 911 on some pretty iffy pretexts. Among these the man who called to complain that his girlfriend had refused him sex and the woman who phoned to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had been sold.

But a series of calls received by the 911 system in Lawrence, Kan., may represent a new low. After being inundated with calls from residents watching the presidential debates, the Lawrence Police Department posted this message on Twitter:

According to Fox affiliate KSFM:

It’s not yet clear how many residents chose to call 911 instead of tweeting or posting on Facebook, nor what those individuals hoped the police might do for them.

The article goes on to note that the police also evidently received calls related to drinking games since the LPD posted this a short time later:

The article doesn’t include any texts of the incoming calls, though one has to hope that the disaffected callers weren’t supporters of Hillary Clinton. It would take enormous chutzpah for backers of a candidate whose platform includes weeding out racist cops to phone local law enforcement to air grievances about her opponent.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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