In Lakeville, Minnesota, police officers responded to a 911 call which, in the span of 30 minutes, had called the emergency line 16 times.
Authorities who answered the calls couldn’t hear anything except barking in the background. Given that the numerous calls were all from the same number, police figured it was probably an emergency.
And so they set off to investigate.
When the arrived at the caller’s home, police were unsure as to what to expect. When they showed up, they found the home to be empty. Confused, one of the officers, Michelle Roberts, reached out to the homeowners in order to get inside.
As it turns out, the dogs were left alone at home while their owners were at work. The dog’s owner had left a phone upstairs in his home office. It happened to be that the phone’s screen was set to “emergency calls only,” so the dogs kept accidentally calling 911 as they played with the phone.
While calling 911 when it’s not an emergency can have its penalties, we’re pretty sure these canine cuties will get off scot-free. But it did prove to be a valuable lesson for the owner, as well as hilarious stories for police officers to tell at work.
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