Woman calls Barnstable Police in the United States to report car accident in Barnstaple EnglandBy Mason White 1:21 PM September 20, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman who called police to report an accident, was notified that it will take at least six hours for officers to get the scene.
The police department in the United States, released audio of the call from the woman who lives in the United Kingdom.
The confusion came after the woman was trying to reach the police in her city with the same name as the city in the United States.
In the audio from the Police Department in Barnstaple, Massachusetts, the woman was heard trying to report a traffic accident.
She gave the location of the incident between Muddiford and Ilfracombe, which are towns near Barnstaple, England.
However, Officer Mark McWilliams from Barnstaple, Massachusetts, who took the call, was confused as he never heard of the location.
The woman asked “You’re not local then?” The call lasted for about two and a half minutes before Officer Mark McWilliams realized the cause of the confusion.
He then told the woman “Our response time will be about six hours.” The two laughed about the mistake before ending the call.
News of the wrong number reached the police in Barnstaple England. They shared the audio of the 911 call on Twitter.