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Teen calls 911 after mom changed Xbox password

/ 05:04 PM March 11, 2021
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A teenage boy in Ontario, Canada, apparently thought that his mom changing his Xbox gaming console’s password was a matter that called for police attention, so he dialed 911.

The Halton Regional Police Department was not too pleased by the teenager’s call, however, as it took to Twitter yesterday, March 10, to advise the public to not do it again.

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“Never thought we’d have to say this but here we are. Mom changing your Xbox password is NOT a reason to call 911. Yes, this happened,” Halton police stressed.

Police have since emphasized that it is not “an appropriate use of 911 services,” as per radio station CFTR on March 9.

“As you know, 911 should be reserved for legitimate emergencies, and that is imperative to keep members of our community as safe as possible,” Halton constable Steve Elms was quoted as saying.

“We will not be identifying the parties involved but wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of the appropriate use of 911,” he added.

Inappropriate use of 911 services can get people fined for around C$100 to C$500 (around P3,800 to P19,200).  /ra

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