UK women calls 999 (911) because of a stolen snowman.

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    A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irresponsible" by Kent Police. The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms. During the call the woman said: "It ain't a nice road but you don't expect someone to nick your snowman." Kent Police said officers had given her advice on real 999 emergencies. The force said the call was made at the same time as operators fielded thousands of other phone calls about the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the county. During the conversation she said: "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." When she was asked who had gone, the woman replied: "My snowman. I thought that with it being icy and there not being anybody about, he'd be safe." She was then asked whether it was an ornament, and answered: "No, a snowman made of snow, I made him myself."It ain't a nice road but at the end of the day, you don't expect someone to nick your snowman, you know what I mean?" The operator then told her she had rung an emergency line and she should not be calling it to report the theft of a snowman. Ch Insp Simon Black said: "This call could have cost someone's life if there was a genuine emergency and they couldn't get through."It was completely irresponsible."We have spoken to her".[/p]
     


  2. DeMoN

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    I don't get it, did the snowman melt or did it actually get stolen? I wouldn't be surprised if the eyes got stolen though, that's 2 pound coins.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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    they only wanted the $ serves her right for using bloody $ and silveware for a stupid snowman of course it's gonna get nicked! [​IMG]
     
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    Source please..
     
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    Yeah, but... Why take the entire snowman? I don't know anyone who wouldn't just take the coins and maybe the spoons. Given reports of below freezing temperatures around the same time, it probably didn't just melt.
     
  6. Anakir

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    "went outside for a fag"

    lol. I know it means cigarette though.
     
  7. Presto99

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    Somebody stole my snowman's head once...should have called the police. [​IMG]
     
  8. iMasaru

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    lol i remember this xD
    here's the audio version :3
     
  9. trumpet-205

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    Who would steal a snowman? I get the coin and the spoon but the entire snowman? How are you going to transport it?

    Very funny that this made it to 911. [​IMG]
     
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    I lol'd.

    May as well call 911 for the mailman walking onto your property.
     
  12. DarkShadow96

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    Wow what a moron... I don't know about you guys areas, but in my Area when you call 911 for nothing, they actually charge you. Not so sure of the sum. They should of done this to her...
     
  13. ProtoKun7

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    [​IMG] I think this was in the paper the other day (or news, or something). Funny fail.

    One of the first things that came across our minds was imagining that it had actually just melted instead.
     
  14. Goli

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    Some people are just... *facepalms*.
    Also, woman*
     
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    This news article leaves me with a great many questions. Why would someone report a stolen snowman? Why would someone steal a snowman? Most interestingly though, it makes me wonder just what constitutes a "theft", and what the local police will define as such. Technically it was on her property, she did build it (making it a pseudo-piece of art), and it included household items. Without question it is not an important "item", but I'm willing to bet that if someone made a statue out of cement and had it stolen, reporting it to the police would have them respond.

    Of course I'm not saying they should have taken this seriously, just that its an interesting point that one homemade item made out of a substance could be considered valuable, and another is scoffed at. Both took time and effort. Its an altogether arbitrary set of guidelines it seems, which is interesting to note.
     
  16. Theraima

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    This just made my day [​IMG]:D

    But seriously, teaspoons as arms? How long were the teaspoons, like, 1 meter?
     
  17. prowler

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    As much as this story might be OMG SO RANDOM LOL XD for some, I'm not really surprised since I live in the UK.

    EDIT: In the call, she sounds like a council estate teenage mum.
     
  18. gumgod

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    Even if you could consider it a legitimate theft due to the items used and the time (labor) involved in creating it, she could have still used a non-emergency police number to report it.
     
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    Once you hear the woman's voice the story becomes less surprising.

    "What kind of woman would call 999 for such a trivial matter?"
    (Hears voice)
    "Oh. That kind."
     
  20. EJames2100

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    Unfortunately I hate to admit that this is true, absolutely pathetic.