(Unrelated photo by Cara Fealy Choate)
The emergency services dispatcher for the West Yorkshire Police answered the call. The man on the other line explained that a cat in his home had performed a nefarious crime:
Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon . . . I want to press charges.
The dispatcher asked for clarification: did the man want police to arrest his girlfriend or the cat? Both. She responded:
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.
She should be! The dispatcher refused to do anything about this brutal act of thievery. The tabloid The Mirror reports:
He starts to protest and insists it's the girlfriend's fault for allowing the cat to do it.
But when he is finally told it's not a 999 emergency, he finally concedes and ends the call.
You can listen to a recording of the call in this video. It's a disgraceful act of negligence by an alleged "civil servant."
-via Dave Barry