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I doubt the police wasted any more time than the duration of the call TBH, as they get this sort of thing all the time and it was obvious it was a prank when he started singing at the end.
Are you all really that thick? Don't think the call centre would have hung up on a genuine caller!
Do you realise like most government agencies how short staffed most Police control rooms are? Sure they may not have "wasted much time" on the actual call - 3 minutes did I read? But in that 3 minutes other "Genuine" calls were unable to be dealt with by that call handler.
"But in that 3 minutes other "Genuine" calls were unable to be dealt with by that call handler" and so would have been dealt with by a different call handler, what a tragedy!
"Over 50% of 999 calls hoaxes or just plain stupid"
so if indeed there someone had to hang on the phone for an additional 3 minutes due to operator overload (which is almost definately not the case)