The Wolverhampton resident rang 999 to complain about his fast food meal asking the emergency responder to help him find out the ingredients to the seemingly unsatisfactory food choice.
West Midlands Police released this clip to highlight the sheer volume of bogus and ridiculous calls that prevent them from responding to life threatening situations.
The man kept repeatedly asking a member of the Police’s Force Contact team to transfer him to the ‘cop shop’ in this case referring to Bilston Police Station in Wolverhampton.
Finally, after rambling and speaking over the patient responder, he explained that ‘I am at McDonald’s yeah, I’m asking for ingredients on the meal I’m eating…’
When it was explained to him why this was not an emergency, he sedately replied: ‘Is it not? Okey dokey.’
Speaking to the Telegraph, Chief Superintendent Jim Andronov, head of the West Midlands contact centre said: ‘Typically West Midlands Police receive over 1,500 calls a day to the 999 number and our operatives have to deal with each one accordingly.
‘Of these, some 10 to 20 per cent are not police matters and around 50 per cent are non-emergency calls.’ Let’s hope this joker does not take it on himself to become an amateur food hygiene inspector.