Peel Regional Police is reminding residents to dial 9-1-1 only if there is an actual emergency.
Today morning, Peel Police shared a 9-1-1 call conversation where a person stuck in a car called emergency response because he needed to pee.
“Calling 9-1-1 because you need to use the bathroom and the car ahead isn’t moving fast enough, is definitely #NotFor911,” tweeted Peel Regional Police.
In the video shared on social media, the male caller tells the 9-1-1 operator, “Actually, the thing is that I have to pee and these guys are not moving.”
The operator in disbelief asks, “How are the police going to help you urinate?”
The operator disconnects the line after telling the person, “I’m not sure what you’d like me to do if you have to urinate, I can’t help you with that.”
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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
Peel Regional Police are reminding the public to call 9-1-1 for emergency situations such as life-threatening situations or crimes that are in progress. If you accidentally call 9-1-1, stay on the line and tell the operator, otherwise, they will have to follow up with you which can use up police resources.