Other non-emergencies that made the list of 2022's most inappropriate 911 calls included a prank caller reporting a "cougar," which turned out to be referencing the colloquial term for an attractive older woman.
Another caller asked operators "if they knew the name of the polite RCMP officer who had served in their community. The caller was hoping for an update to see how the officer's family was doing. While well-meaning, this certainly would not be considered an emergency."
A 911 caller reported their roommate had eaten their take-out order, a caller reported a "hostile cat" in their neighborhood, a caller reported they were out of milk and a caller reported that swallowing a mosquito had caused them to choke and lose their dentures, the RCMP said.
"Before dialing 911, please remember that calling the police should be reserved for police-related matters only and calling 911 should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies only," the RCMP said.