A 59-year-old British man was arrested after he drunkenly called police 30 times in four hours to boast about his sex life.
At first, police believed the inappropriate calls were just run-of-the-mill pranksters. Then the unidentified Birmingham man proceeded to call back again and again during the early morning hours of Jan. 16.
“We do get inappropriate drunken calls from members of the public but, after stern reminders from a police officer, they tend to quickly stop,” says Inspector Ian Gorman. “However, [the] phone pest ignored our warnings and his calls descended into abuse and inappropriate comments directed at our call handlers.”
Police traced the called to a home in Edgbaston and showed up on the caller's doorstep.
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Gorman reminded the public that abusing 999 puts people in real danger.
“Misuse of the 999 system deflects police resources and time away from people in genuine need of assistance or those who are reporting serious crimes," he said.