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Confusing 911 call 3,000 miles away

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Barnstable, Massachusetts (KWWL) -

A dispatcher is not sure what's going on when a woman calls 911 to report a hit-and-run. From another country.

OFFICER: So, you've called the Barnstable (Massachusetts) Police Department.


OFFICER: In Massachusetts. 

CALLER: Massachusetts? 

OFFICER: Yes, Massachusetts.

CALLER: There's no way you can help me then, is there? 

OFFICER: Where exactly are you calling from? 

CALLER: England.


The caller said she used a digital assistant, similar to Siri and that may have led to the mix-up.

She was calling about a hit-and-run in Barnstaple, England when she was connected to police in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

The two had a good laugh when the officer said their response time might be 6 hours.

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