if a person misuses the 999 or 911 service, should the be imprisoned ?

September 9, 2009 5:31am CST
Hello all, I was just wondering what people thought about the abuse of the emergency helplines. I recently read an article about a man in Manchester UK who left his expensive jacket behind him on the bus and rang the Police to help in the recovery. Thanks
2 responses
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
9 Sep 09
That is pretty ridiculous but I think that the prisons are full enough with murderers and such to waste space in them with idiots like him. I do think he should be heavily fined and made to do community service. I think he should have to pay for any police time if the police were dispatched for him.
• Ireland
9 Sep 09
pay for police time. what a great concept, could it be work ?
@picjim (3003)
• India
9 Sep 09
That is enjoying life at the expense of State Authorities who are performing important duties.