Man Dials 999 Because He Wants a Lift In Rain – And Police Oblige

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A dad dialled 999 because he wanted a lift in the rain – and police obliged when he threatened to complain.

Officers picked up the man and his children from a flyover and took them to a bus stop.

He is reported to have said he would call the Police and Crime Commissioner if they refused.

Details of the incident in Shoreham, West Sussex, emerged after a policeman posted it on Facebook.

A police spokesman later said: “Clearly 999 is for use only in emergencies.”

Street pastor Ian Chisnall, who stood for the Sussex Police and Crime and Commissioner post won by Tory Katy Bourne, said: “It was not an emergency, but full credit to the police.

“They helped some children and deserve a gold star.”