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Woman calls Cedar Falls police for clogged toilet, TV problems

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

So many of us can relate to the frustration when our toilet clogs or our TV stops working right before our favorite show starts. 

But one Cedar Falls woman calls 911 because of this. 

Cedar Falls police say 54-year-old Loretta Jones called 911 five times last month. 

They say she called two times because she couldn't get her TV to work. 

She called three times because she couldn't get her toilet to flush and insisted police help her. According to a police report, police did respond and saw the toilet was clogged. However, it was not flooding or causing any emergencies. 

Police say alcohol was a factor in this situation. 

Jones was found guilty for making a false report. This was a simple misdemeanor and she had to pay a fine. 

Police Chief Jeff Olson says it's important that people remember when someone dials 911, dispatch does drop all other calls and assumes that person is in an emergency.

Chief Olson wants to remind people that if they want to contact police and have a non-emergency, there is a different number they can call.

On their website it says, "For a non-emergency requiring an officer to be dispatched: Ph: (319) 291-2515." It also says, "To contact a police supervisor 24 hours a day: Ph: (319) 273-8612."

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