Don’t call 911 if your pizza isn’t ready on time, pro­vin­cial po­lice say

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - NATIONAL NEWS -

LEEDS, Ont. — Star­va­tion can be a life or death mat­ter, but po­lice in eastern On­tario say a woman’s re­cent com­plaint about the wait time for her pizza or­der doesn’t quite qual­ify.

Pro­vin­cial po­lice say they were called to a restau­rant in El­gin, Ont., shortly be­fore 10 p.m. on Mon­day.

There they found what they de­scribe as a “hangry” pa­tron wait­ing to com­plain about the restau­rant.

Const. San­dra Barr says a 32-yearold woman and her 10-year-old son called po­lice be­cause their pizza or­der had not been pre­pared on time. Barr says po­lice ed­u­cated the woman on the ap­pro­pri­ate use of 911 and would like to re­mind res­i­dents that the num­ber should be used only when a crime is in progress or dur­ing a life-threat­en­ing or im­mi­nently dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

“The 911 sys­tem is for those that are in im­mi­nent danger,” she said. “It’s for emer­gency sit­u­a­tions in need of po­lice, fire or am­bu­lance. It’s not for pizza calls.” The Cana­dian Press

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