A DAD in England called the police twice this week after his unemployed son refused to look for a job.
Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning to anyone dialing 999 unnecessarily after the man called on two separate occassions.
Sam, a control room staff member for the force, took to Twitter to explain:
"This is definitely not appropriate use of an emergency line, words of advice issued!" she wrote.
"No matter how much you may want your child to get a job, calling the police is not the answer."
Myself and a colleague have just had the same male ring 999 TWICE, because his son won't go and get a job...
This is definitely not appropriate use of an emergency line, words of advice issued! Sam🌠
— FCR Lincs (@FCR_Lincs) July 2, 2018
The bizarre story sparked a slew of comments on social media.
One person said: "I don’t understand how there’s so many of these types of people. Everyone I know is petrified of accidentally dialing 999 and does a panicked 'end call' if they do".
Another added: "From a very young age, I knew that 999 = emergency services.
"I can remember my dad teaching me how to make an emergency call when I was seven or eight and stressing that 999 was ONLY emergencies.
"I am 45 now and I still understand that message. Come on people."