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The Fairfield, Connecticut police department wants people to know that missing your favorite show isn’t an emergency.

That even applies if you are watching shows like, COPS, SWAT, etc.

Fairfield police say they received numerous 911 calls about a cable outage that hit parts of southwestern Connecticut on Sunday night.

Even the police weren’t able to watch their favorite shows.

The message on the department’s Facebook page says the outage is “neither an emergency or a police related concern.”

The FB post warns that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest.

Cablevision said in a statement shortly after 11 p.m. that there was a commercial power outage in its Norwalk facility. It says “the power matter has been resolved and service has been restored to our customers.”

Story found on :


Viewers were calling the cops,

It seems their cable had stopped,

The cops got real hot,

From the calls that they got,

Just because Cablevision had flopped.

It’s not an emergency,

When you can’t watch your TV,

Don’t call 911,

If you’re not having fun,

Just relax and some hot tea.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved.

Comments on: "Cable Causes Copious Complaints to Cops" (3)

  1. Poor cops 🙂

  2. We were in New England then as well (MA). We didn’t experience any power failures, but there was a tornado warning one afternoon. I worked for a local sheriff’s office years ago as a 911 communications officer. We got a lot of non-police calls.

  3. I saw that story. Amazing, huh? My wife works in Fairfield, should ask her if any of her clients were in a panic that day.

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