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.
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.