Los Angeles residents call police after Facebook crashes
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If Facebook crashes, do not call your local police department.
#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Burton Brink tweeted on Friday, asking all city residents to not call with further questions about Facebook after the site went offline for a time.
"Facebook reported an outage on all 'web surfaces' on Friday morning," reports CNN Money.
"It's not the first time that people have called law enforcement to complain about domestic issues: Last summer, residents of a Connecticut town called 911 when a cable outage interrupted viewing of the popular TV show, 'Breaking Bad,'" further reports CNN Money. "The LAPD also estimates that 70% of calls to 911 this year have been non-emergency calls, including a man who called to complain that he hadn't gotten cheese on his hamburger."
@moneyries yes, we get calls all the time like this, cable TV, all sorts of things not working, they think we control.— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014