Officials in Ontario have released a recording of an angry call placed to them, following an Amber Alert issued Tuesday.
Police sent out the urgent notice across the province before 5 a.m. for a three-year-old boy believed to be in imminent danger.
Niagara Regional Police, who released the recording, say they got over ten calls complaining.
911 is intended for emergencies only. Calling to complain about an #AmberAlert ties up precious resources for others who may need help. We received 10+ complaint calls over yesterday’s alert for a 3 year old child believed to be in imminent danger. #AmberAlertWorks pic.twitter.com/04aLkAyyw5
— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) May 15, 2019
“I wanna know who the hell is sending these alerts, what right do you have to send an alert out to Niagara falls and wake me up at five o’clock in the f–king morning,” said the complainant.
After the dispatcher explained the severity of the situation the man’s hostility continued, saying he did not “give a shit.”
The boy was supposed to be brought back by his mother to his guardian, his grandmother. The pair were last seen boarding a bus in Sudbury en route to Toronto
The were later found in the Fort York Boulevard-Lake Shore Avenue West area of Toronto.
“Calling to complain about an Amber Alert ties up precious resources for others who may need help,” said Niagara Regional Police on social media.