News Flash: Not being able to watch Jay Leno is not an emergency

Raymond Chen

The Mesa (Arizona) Police Department reminds us in a press release that 9-1-1 is for emergencies, and the inability to watch Jay Leno due to a power outage does not qualify as an emergency. (Noting, because everybody else will, that this is not the same as the unconfirmed of the woman who called 9-1-1 for a cheeseburger emergency.) Update: First link appears to be dead. A snippet of the article can be found here; search for “Mesa Police”.

Update 2: First link repaired thanks to commenter Maurits.


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