Friday, 31 July 2015

Emergency! The Cat's Eaten My Bacon


Words failed me when I read this story. A man from Yorkshire in the UK dialled 999 (the same as 911 in the USA) to ask the police to arrest his cat for eating his bacon.

I know most carnivores are partial to a nice piece of sizzling bacon and it would be very annoying if your cat stole it - but getting puss arrested is a bit extreme!



The emergency services operator  began with the standard:  "What's your emergency?"

He replied: "Er..me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon."

The very patient but puzzled operator asked him to repeat his problem and then asked him what he would like the police to do.



He told her: "I want to press charges."

The call handler then asked him whether he wanted the police to arrest the girlfriend or the cat!

The man replied: "Both."

She told him: "Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. And we don't arrest cats."



He started to protest insisting it was his girlfriend's fault for allowing the cat to do it.

The call handler firmly told him it was not a 999 emergency and the call came to an end.


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8 comments:

Birgit said...

OMG! I did not hear about that-he should be fined for taking up the time for such a stupid call. I wonder if the girfriend is still with that nutjob. If I were the cat, I'd pee in his shoe

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is why I love animals...people can be so ridiculously stupid.
Good one; I will share this with my husband. We always send silly articles like this.

Jo said...

Unbelievable that he should be so stupid.

onespoiledcat said...

How silly!!!! I would be under arrest every single week if enjoying bacon was a crime!

Hugs, Sammy

Caren Gittleman said...

I saw this on the news this morning and it was hilarious! I just sent it to sammy too lol

Liz A. said...

The stupid things people call emergency services for...

Darla M Sands said...

People sure do strange things. Thank you for sharing.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

people, they totally miss the point of what an emergency really is