Idiots Reportedly Called 911 When Facebook Was Down

By: Josh Wolford - August 1, 2014

What the hell is wrong with people?

About four hours ago, Facebook went down. Like really down. Many users worldwide were unable to access the social network at all, and those who did saw a service operating at a well-below optimal level. The outage lasted for as much as an hour for some – it was pretty bad. Productivity soared. Zuckerberg wept.

Apparently, the struggle was so real, that people called in to report it as an emergency – at least according to Sgt. Burton Brink of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

But wait – a wrinkle:

Despite the LAPD’s insistence that no calls were made regarding the Facebook outage, Sgt. Brink maintained his position:

Of course, it’s possible that calls came in to specific Sheriff station, or someone missed some calls. What motivation would Sgt. Brink have to make this up?

I’ll choose to believe that people are that dumb. Because people are that dumb.

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    I didn’t have it all Day. Great. Got more work done.

  • Guest

    Ridiculous. By not punishing stupidity, we i fact, encourage and reward it.

  • JP

    Ridiculous. By not punishing stupidity, we in fact, encourage and reward it.

  • Robert in Vancouver

    How about a $100.00 fine for anyone calling 911 over such stupid concerns as Facebook being down or having trouble with their cable TV.

    It’s easy to establish which callers get fined. Just make a list of the most frivolous calls that most normal people would agree deserve fines, and give it to 911 operators. Problem solved.

  • http://www.sbwebcenter.com/ Steve B

    How do these people manage to survive in our world? It’s unbelievable.

  • http://mikecurleymusic.com/ Michael David Curley

    Its an odd sensation when your sat at your desktop alone, and can’t get an ounce out in trust over Facebook. Between those universities that rent space, along with local chapters and village halls, I guess we’ve all now been effected.

    http://youtu.be/ftC1H0FAGZ8