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Woman calls police to arrest cat that was following her down street and kept hissing at her

By Mason White 6:10 PM December 29, 2016
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(Scroll down for video) A woman in the United Kingdom, who became very distraught when a cat was following her, called police to have it arrested.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MET) in London, released the most ridiculous phone calls they got over the past few weeks, including the one of the woman who was complaining about the cat.

Police warned people to think before they call 999, as the number is only for true emergencies.

Police said that by calling 999 for trivial issues, resources are taking away from true emergencies and cause the lines to be busy.

MET released these extracts from 12 999 calls that did not require any police response.

“I am at Heathrow Airport and I have left one of my bags in a taxi?”

“I have seen a fox walking outside the window and I wanted to report it in case it’s dangerous.”

“Basically, I’m in N8 and I’m trying to get home to Finsbury Park, and I don’t have any money on me for a taxi. I want police to come and pick me up and take me home.”

“My mother put a deposit down on a fridge-freezer and they haven’t delivered it. They keep changing the delivery date.”

“I’m lost and I’m looking for a building that I can’t find, can you tell me where it is?”

“I sent back my headphones because they are faulty and the manufacturer said they haven’t received them.”

“There was a bird in the store but it’s ok, someone has removed it now.”

“I want to report that I have lost my driving license.”

“I have a dispute, I took my dog to be groomed and they shaved it instead of trimming it.”

“There is a cat following me down the road and it keeps hissing.”

“What time do the betting shops close in N18?”

“Can you give me the number for the non-emergency police?”