Wrong Number

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It happens. You swipe the wrong line in your contact list, tap the call open without looking at the screen. Wrong number. No big deal.


You’re trying to call the police.

Durham Constabulary/Facebook

On a Wednesday afternoon this month, the Durham Constabulary in England received a message in a live chat from 4,500 kilometres away. On the other side of the ocean, in the Durham Region of Ontario, Canada, a woman typed…

“I need help, he is going to come, he is in the house” 

Fortunately for the terrified woman, all’s well that ends well.

The U.K. dispatcher contacted the Durham Regional Police in Ontario, who arrived on the scene to capture a 35 year-old male.

Thirty minutes from emergency call to arrest. Not bad for a wrong number.

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2 thoughts on “Wrong Number

  1. I’m thinking this could be a short story. Superman is visiting England to give Prince Andrew a hard time. Alerted to this call, he flies across the ocean, enters an open window and saves the day. Then looks into the camera with a humorous remark about the Queen’s corgis being smarter than the villain.

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