Do not call 911 over slow pizza: Police
It turns out 'delivered in less than 30 minutes or your pizza is free' is not written in law in Ontario. (File photo)
Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA
Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:40AM EDT
There are a lot of phone numbers you can call if you want to get a pizza.
911 isn’t one of them.
Rideau Lakes Township OPP say a 911 call came in at around 9:00 p.m. Monday, from Elgin, Ontario – about a 45 minute drive north of Kingston.
A 32-year-old woman – described by police as a "hangry patron" – was requesting the OPP's help because her pizza order was not ready on time.
When officers arrived, they found the woman waiting in her car with her son, ready to explain how unhappy she was with the restaurant.
Police say she was educated on the proper use of 911.
Leeds County OPP Staff Sergeant Josh Kingsley says calling 911 is “For a life-threatening situation or imminent danger or crime that's in progress."
OPP Provincial Constable Sandra Barr says misuse of the 911 system does carry the potential for a mischief charge, but officers opted to simply educate the caller in this case.
There was no immediate word on whether or not the woman eventually got her pizza.