As the season’s first snowfall hits Toronto, prompting another round of “Call the army!” jokes, Vancouver-based newspaper The Province is reporting that another federal agency was receiving some strange calls on the West Coast. It seems the Burnaby RCMP had people calling them for help… to get away from the mall on Boxing Day.
As per The Province, “According to Staff-Sgt. Steve Crawford, the detachment received a phone call from a fed-up driver who dialed 911 to enlist the Mounties’ help in getting her out of a crowded Burnaby mall parking lot.” I suspect she expected them to just get on their horses and stage a Musical Ride? “We explained to her there is not much we can do for her,” said Crawford. So much for that, then.
Mind you, the RCMP doesn’t exactly appreciate these kinds of callers. As another officer told The Province, “Our concern is when people are using 911 for that type of situation, they’re tying up 911 calls that our people can’t answer that may be legitimate 911 calls.” Y’know, like Rob Ford being assaulted with a plastic sword on his driveway…
Say, Mayor Ford wasn’t in BC for Boxing Day, was he?