Dog causes panic after dialling 999 from mobile phone

Published Wednesday, Apr 16 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
When an emergency operator heard heavy breathing down the line, they immediately feared the worst and sent police straight around to the scene.

However, they may have been feeling a little hot under the collar when they realised that the call was from a dog!

Mary Amos-Cole, dog sparked panic by calling 999

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Cheeky two-year-old Leighton had grabbed his owner, Mary Amos-Cole's phone and inadvertently called 999.

The Belgian Malinois had been left panting as Mary had struggled to corner her playful pooch to retrieve her mobile.

Unaware that her canine had placed the worrying call, the gran-of-five continued gardening with husband Geoff, 55, until opening the door to Thames Valley Police, who explained what had been heard.

Mary, in her 60s of Edlesborough, Bucks, told The Daily Mirror: "As he was running about with the phone, I could hear it beeping but I had no idea he had managed to dial out with a 999 call. He's downright naughty, but I would never swap him."

Thankfully everybody saw the funny side. Mary said a police woman joked: "He's now just skipping the step of people calling the police on him and calling them himself!"

Leighton is already well acquainted with the police as the hyper hound has already been visited "seven or eight" times prior to this after repeatedly setting off the burglar alarm.

By Sophie Ghatreh

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