Police departments often remind the public that 911 is to be used only for emergencies but that doesn’t mean they still don’t get calls.
Peel Regional Police is once again reiterating the purpose of 911 because some people are still not getting it.
In a tweet on Friday, officers released the audio of a call from a man who first wanted an ambulance, then quickly corrected his request for police.
The 911 operator is immediately wary, and rightfully so, as the caller proceeds to tell him he has to use the bathroom “and these guys are not moving,” presumably referring to the traffic in which he was stuck.
“You have to pee?” the dispatcher asks so incredulously, you can practically feel his eyes widen. “This is your emergency, that you have to pee?”
When the caller replies in the affirmative, the operator poses another interesting question to the man (though, unfortunately, it was not “Are you aware you called Peel Police and not the pee police?”)