Top 10 list from Sask. RCMP dispatchers includes 911 call for bug in toilet

A top 10 list of 911 calls that missed the mark in 2019 was released by Saskatchewan RCMP. JeepFoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Saskatchewan RCMP released their top 10 911 calls that missed the mark in 2019 via Twitter on Wednesday.

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Here’s the list of phone calls received by the dispatchers with RCMP’s Divisional Operations Communications Centre:

  1. A caller wanted to know if it was illegal for someone with a pacemaker to use a hot tub.
  2. A curious caller wanted to know if they threw a potato at someone, would the vegetable then be considered a weapon.
  3. An upset caller wanted to know if throwing a pickle at someone could get them arrested.
  4. A caller reported their personal intimate device had been stolen, but the alleged thief had left the container that housed the device behind.
  5. A caller was having some trouble phoning their pharmacy and was wondering if the RCMP could pick up their order.
  6. Another 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.
  7. A caller asked for officers’ help as their fiancé was in a bad mood and not helping with the upcoming wedding preparations.
  8. A person called for a tall officer because they couldn’t reach an item on the top shelf.
  9. A concerned caller found a bear cub and put it in their vehicle. The caller was unsure of what to do next.
  10. A caller was afraid to remove a large insect from their toilet and was wondering if the local RCMP could assist.

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As funny as some of these calls may be, RCMP are reminding the public that 911 is for life-threatening emergencies only.

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