- The Washington Times - Monday, August 19, 2013

A Connecticut police department wants its residents to know that reporting a cable outage is not an appropriate use of 911.

Fairfield police say they received numerous emergency calls from residents annoyed that they were missing their favorite shows on Sunday night, the Blaze reported.

“NOTICE: We are receiving numerous 911 calls regarding the Cablevision outage,” the post said. “This is neither an emergency or police related concern. Please direct your inquiries to Cablevision.”

The post stated that 911 calls are meant for life-threatening emergencies only and “misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest.”

The Blaze points out that many Facebook users were shocked and appalled by the news that people would call the cops to report a cable outage.

“We take Breaking Bad seriously here in CT,” one commenter wrote.

“Please release the audio of the calls. That’s hilarious,” another said.

“People should be arrested!” Lisa Michelle wrote. “The cable being out is NOT an emergency. Read a book for crying out loud!”

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