This morning, millions of Facebook users were unable to access the social network for a about 15 minutes. This was apparently just too much time for some to be without food pictures, memes, and racist political propaganda from their uncle.
#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
And Sgt. Brink, a spokesman for the Sherrif’s Santa Clarita Valley station, was not joking. He gets call for stuff like this all the time:
And Sgt. Brink is not alone. The LAPD had to Tweet this:
— LAPD Communications (@911LAPD) August 1, 2014
So yes, we now live in world where people call 9-1-1 when Facebook is down for 15 minutes – luckily, someone was out there to keep things in perspective.