A concerned Canadian called 911 after mistaking her neighbour’s early morning noisy toilet efforts for something rather more serious.
The resident in British Columbian capital Victoria feared her neighbour was in trouble after hearing a lengthy period of loud yelling and shouting coming from the man’s basement suite at approximately 5am last Wednesday.
Police rushed to the unidentified man’s apartment on Empress Avenue to investigate the call of nature.
After banging on the door of the apartment for several minutes, the unharmed man finally came answered the door to the baffled officers.
Writing on the Victoria Police Department’s official blog, Stories Beyond The Beat, deputy chief John Ducker explained: ‘When questioned about the amount of noise he was making, the man explained that he had been essentially (in his own different words) on the toilet having his morning constitutional but he was done now.
‘The officers asked him to try to keep the noise down in such future endeavours and he said he would do his best.’