Cable outage isn't an emergency
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - August 19, 2013 (WPVI) -- It's the question you get asked as soon when you dial 911: "what is your emergency?" Key word: emergency.
It's a concept some people in Fairfield, Connecticut apparently didn't understand - and police had to go on Facebook to remind residents that missing a favorite TV show isn't a life-or-death issue.
Fairfield police say they got more than a few 911 calls about a cable TV outage that hit parts of the state last night.
Authorities didn't say how many calls they got - but it was enough for a Facebook reminder that a cable outage is "neither an emergency or a police related concern."
The post goes on to warn that misuse of the 911 system could get you arrested.
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