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bijou
12-03-2010, 03:01 PM
A woman dialled 999 to report a theft - of a snowman outside her house.

Police said she thought it demanded their involvement because she had used pound coins for the eyes and teaspoons for the arms.

The woman, from Chatham, Kent, has been "spoken to" by officers to advise her about what constitutes a real emergency.

Kent Police issued a transcript of the "completely irresponsible" call which they received overnight as they fielded thousands of calls from people because of the sub-zero conditions.

In the call, the woman tells the operator: "There's been a theft from outside my house. I haven't been out to check on him for five hours but I went outside for a fag and he's gone."

The operator asks "Who's gone?" and the woman replies: "My snowman. I thought that with it being icy and there not being anybody about, he'd be safe."

The incredulous operator asks her: "Do you mean an ornament?" The woman replies: "No, a snowman made of snow, I made him myself. It ain't a nice road but you don't expect anybody to nick your snowman." ...http://www.todmordennews.co.uk/news/national/woman_calls_999_over_snowman_theft_1_2827304

999 is the British version of 911.

hampshirebrit
12-03-2010, 03:04 PM
Chatham. What else would you expect.

By the way, a fag ("haven't been out to check on him for five hours but I went outside for a fag and he's gone") is not a homosexual. It is a cigarette.

bijou
12-03-2010, 03:15 PM
Chatham. What else would you expect.

By the way, a fag ("haven't been out to check on him for five hours but I went outside for a fag and he's gone") is not a homosexual. It is a cigarette.

If it was going to happen anywhere then Chatham would have been my pick too.

Apache
12-03-2010, 06:23 PM
If it was going to happen anywhere then Chatham would have been my pick too.

Ummm guys, could you speak english, PLEASE? :p

Gingersnap
12-03-2010, 08:15 PM
Ummm guys, could you speak english, PLEASE? :p

Translation: drunk trailer-trash type made a snowman and used a couple of coins and spoons in her creation. On a cig break, she notices that the coins and spoons are gone and that snowman is probably just smashed down. Drunkenly, she calls 911 to report the theft.

Normal people laugh.