FAIRFIELD, Conn. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Connecticut police department wants folks in the town it’s protecting to know that missing their favorite shows doesn’t constitute an emergency.
Fairfield police say they received numerous 911 calls about a cable outage that hit parts of southwestern Connecticut Sunday night.
The message on the department’s Facebook page says the outage is “neither an emergency or a police related concern.” The post warns that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest:
And if you think this Facebook post from the cops is funny, check out the comments underneath. They’re not, shall we say, supportive of the poor souls who temporarily lack our widespread modern convenience.
The best one might be from Ben Gott: “When my Internet went out an hour ago, I took a hint, put one of my dad’s old jazz records on the turntable, and pulled out a good book. That, plus the crickets and peepers, has turned this into a very good night indeed.”
The Twitter account for Cablevision’s Optimum cable service initially said the problem would be fixed by 11 p.m. but later said there was no estimated time for service to be restored.