West Yorkshire, UK, Sept, 2020 -- Someone rang the 999 emergency line...because their knickers had been stolen from the washing line.
West Yorkshire Police's Contact Management Centre shared details of the call to highlight the importance of using 999 for emergency calls only.
The team often tweets some of the more unusual phone calls they receive from the general public.
The force receives 120 inappropriate calls each day, adding one is too many, as part of its #Not999 campaign.
And this one was no exception.
The team said: "If you have found that your knickers have been stolen off the washing line during the day then report it online or via 101.
"Do not ring 999. Don't then argue because they cost £15. #Not999."
Recently, the contact centre revealed someone called 999 to ask them to book some driving lessons for them.
Other examples included a call from someone asking if their bank was open and a dispute over paying a window cleaner.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
About West Yorkshire Police:
West Yorkshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing West Yorkshire in England. It is the fourth largest force in England and Wales by number of officers, with 5671 officers.
Published: Monday, September 14, 2020
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