A sleep-deprived husband called 999 on his wife because she was snoring so loudly. West Midlands Police (WMP) shared the unbelievable audio online to urge people to leave the emergency line for real emergencies.
After all, the clue is in the name. The tired husband is heard saying his wife sounds like a ‘motorbike’ and he ‘doesn’t know what to do’.
To which the call handler, with breathtaking patience, says ‘this isn’t a police matter’ and told him to seek medical advice when his wife wakes up.
WMP has been forced to start campaigning after receiving the highest daily total of 999 calls in its history.
On Saturday, July 7, call handlers received 3,276 calls, a 40% increase on the 24-hour average.