999 call because rabbit had wrong ears

200x190.jpgA woman called 999 to say a rabbit she had bought though a newspaper advert had the wrong type of ears, it has been revealed.

The caller dialed the emergency services to tell police the seller had said the bunny had floppy ears but when she got it home, she discovered that it hadn't.

The call is one of several released by Central Scotland Police to highlight misuse of the 999 telephone system.

In another case a male caller dialled and reported being splashed by a car as it went through a puddle of water as he walked along a pavement.

A third caller dialled the emergency number to ask for the postcode of Grangemouth police station.
Chief Inspector Alan Stewart, said: "It is unbelievable that anyone should phone 999 to report being soaked by a passing car, ask for a postcode or report that the item bought from a newspaper advert was not as described. 

"These are examples of how people clearly do not think when they pick up the phone and dial this number. 

"Whilst officers and staff are dealing with these frivolous matters that a member of the public has deemed so serious as to call 999, they are not dealing with genuine emergency calls."

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