Fist fights and fish fury on a busy Black Eye Friday
A woman dialled 999 to complain about a fish and chip shop as police dealt with hundreds of calls on ‘Black Eye Friday’.
It was in one of hundreds of messages the force relayed to the public via Twitter from midday on Friday to 6am the following morning.
Police said in the tweet: “We’ve received a 999 call from a woman to report that she has ordered two portions of fish and chips but that the chip shop will only give her a sausage. This is not a 999 call. Please only use 999 in an emergency.”
Scarborough incidents included a report of a potentially vulnerable woman in a distressed state, anti-social behaviour at a fast food restaurant and a variety of fights at pubs and bars.
Police also reported finding a drink-driver who was three times over the limit, a caller saying a man kept ringing his doorbell, fears that somebody was ‘running around and believed to be carrying a knife’ and a resident who said that their neighbour was ‘growling’.