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Rapper plagues Police with 999 calls

Post by Guest on Wed 23 Jun 2010, 10:41 pm

I found this story over on the Beeb quite amusing. For folk too lazy to click the link, here it is:

BBC News wrote:A rapper is tying up police emergency lines by bombarding a force with nuisance calls.

He dials 999 before rapping to operators at Greater Manchester Police - who are not allowed to cut him off.
Despite officers blocking more than 60 sim cards, the man has plagued them since January 2009.
In the past three months he has made 700 calls, some lasting up to five minutes, costing the force £1,000 a month.
Supt Karan Lee said his "inappropriate outbursts" are putting "lives at risk".
During many of the calls, the operator answers the phone to be met with a barrage of music and rants.
His rapping is difficult to decipher but during one call he started shouting about his citizen's rights.
So far officers have managed to establish that most of the calls are made from the Moss Side and Trafford areas.
The call handlers are tied up for several minutes trying to deal with him.
Call handling manager Jason Unsworth added: "You can never guess when this man is going to call up, and that's part of the problem.

'No laughing matter'

"With the World Cup on at the moment, it's an added pressure when he does call, because it can be any time of the day, and he can be on the phone for several minutes.

"He is causing us a big problem because of the sheer volume of calls he makes and the time wasted dealing with him.

"We have to treat each call as if it was a real emergency, so it's frustrating and worrying when we get time wasters preventing people with real emergencies coming through."

Clips of some of this man's nuisance calls have been released and police are urging anyone who recognises his voice, or who has information about who is responsible, to come forward.
Supt Lee added: "Nuisance calls are no laughing matter. I do not know what motivates this man has to keep calling but we need to stop this man's time-wasting calls before someone's life is put in jeopardy."

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Re: Rapper plagues Police with 999 calls

Post by shancmf on Wed 23 Jun 2010, 11:51 pm

What a dick Neutral
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Re: Rapper plagues Police with 999 calls

Post by kappa99 on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 12:58 am

"with the world cup on, its an added pressure"

Why?Cos the cops cant sit and watch New Zealand V Serbia?
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Re: Rapper plagues Police with 999 calls

Post by Grandpa Clivey on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 7:26 am

kappa99 wrote:"with the world cup on, its an added pressure"

Why?Cos the cops cant sit and watch New Zealand V Serbia?

Most emergency call centre are staffed by "civilians" not Police Officers. You wouldn't believe some iof the calls they get. I've sat by an ioperator for an hour and listened in to calls ona spare pair of headphones.
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Re: Rapper plagues Police with 999 calls

Post by Stuzzle on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 6:22 pm

What a douche. Does he think he's the modern day resistance, sticking it to the man and uprising against the Evil and Opressive police state we live under Rolling Eyes
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Post by Scratch Card Glory! on Sun 11 Jul 2010, 3:54 pm

Aren't there laws against this in the UK? There are in the states...

You can trace the call back, can't you? There has to be some kind of way to stop this...
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