LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Some Californians dubbed the outage of their social media a national emergency worthy of the attention of law enforcement Friday.
The LA County Sheriff's Department was annoyed by the high number of calls it received regarding a Facebook outage.
"Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly," said Facebook in a statement Friday morning. Service was restored a shortly after, but that didn't stop social media enthusiasts from calling police.
Sgt. Burton Brink of the Crescenta Valley took to Twitter to tell people not to call place emergency calls about the issue.
#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
According to Brink, the department receives similar calls all the time.
@moneyries yes, we get calls all the time like this, cable TV, all sorts of things not working, they think we control.— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014