CHATHAM, Ont. — Hamburger-eating cats, video game disputes and not being allowed into a bar are not emergencies.
That may seem obvious, but those are just three of the many 911 calls made in the Chatham, Ont., area this year.
Chatham-Kent police have released their third annual list of “Top 10 Silly Calls” of the year in an effort to remind people to call 911 only if they need emergency assistance.
Among the calls deemed not an emergency was one dispatchers received from a woman whose cats ate her hamburger — she wanted another one.
Also not an emergency was a couple’s video-game argument in which the man wanted to play Xbox and the woman wanted to play Nintendo Wii.
Const. Michael Pearce says he suspects alcohol was a factor in some of the top 10 calls.