Furious man dials emergency number 293 times
The man was infuriated the ambulance crew refused to take his girlfriend to a hospital on grounds that her complaints were not serious enough.DEN BOSCH – In Den Bosch, police arrested a 35-year-old man after he made more than 293 calls to the 112 emergency number on Saturday.
The man made the calls after an ambulance crew refused to take his girlfriend to a hospital. The ambulance workers said her complaints were not serious enough to justify a trip to hospital and recommended that she visited a doctor instead.
The enraged man began dialling the 112 emergency number repeatedly. After answering 293 calls, frustrated emergency line workers contacted the police who located the man and took him to a police station.
At the police station, the man put up fierce resistance and broke the arm of one of the police officers. He has since been charged with abusive and threatening behaviour, resisting arrest and assault.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]