It’s been a pretty brutal couple of months for Canadian 911 operators considering they’ve had to deal with a boy complaining about getting snow pants for Christmas, a girl was mad that her parents asked her to clean her room, and people making Cannabis complaints. Now, a Manitoba man has called 911 to ask about where he could rent a Zamboni for an upcoming hockey tournament.
“We understand that in Canada, this could be an emergency to some, however, this is not a valid reason to dial 9-1-1,” the Manitoba RCMP explained in a Tweet. There were no mentions whether the caller, who placed the complaint last week, was charged or not, but this was probably the most Canadian 911 call made this year.
REMINDER: 911 is ONLY for emergencies.
Last night, #rcmpmb received a 911 call from a man asking where he could rent a zamboni for an upcoming hockey tournament. We understand that in Canada, this could be an emergency to some, however this is not a valid reason to dial 911. pic.twitter.com/exm9AlAzcm
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) February 15, 2019
Although bad ice may feel like a crime in itself, please remember to only use 911 for emergencies.