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Someone Phoned Police To Complain They Had To Go To Burger King Instead Of KFC
March 1st, 2018 | 10:52 AM | 423 views
A man dialled 999 to report that he had to go to Burger King instead of KFC.
Police had warned people to stop calling the emergency number over the chicken crisis – and now we have actual audio footage of someone’s request for assistance.
‘I don’t know how you feel about this but KFC is closed and I’m entirely not happy,’ he said.
‘I have to go to Burger King now.’
The fast food chain has struggled with getting its chicken out to restaurants due to a problem in the supply chain.
It means thousands of tonnes of meat could be wasted.
That’s obviously a pretty big problem, but there’s nothing the Met or Greater Manchester Police can do about it.
The call on February 21 took 48 seconds to clear the line, keeping call handlers from answering real emergencies.
GMP superintendent Mark Kenny said: ‘While some will think this is a harmless prank or joke I want to reiterate the severity of this – we had 74 calls to 999 and 154 to 101 during the hour this came in, all of which needed our full attention.
‘Our hard working call handlers answered all but one of the emergency calls but 21 non-emergencies went unanswered.
‘It’s not a stretch to say that, had this man not selfishly called for such a ridiculous reason, we would have been able to help more people who had a real reason to pick up the phone during that time.
‘At the same time this call came in officers were dealing with a multiple road traffic collision with people trapped, a welfare check after a disturbance in someone’s home, a large group of youths drinking and causing disturbance and the aftermath of an armed robbery, as well as other incidents.
courtesy of METRO
by Jen Mills
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