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Seriously. Don't call 911 when your video games don't work

Seriously. Don't call 911 when your video games don't work
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You should never call 911 unless it's a real emergency. Otherwise, you could be clogging up the lines when someone who really needs help is trying to call. That seems obvious to most of us, but one kid in Florida proved that not everyone has that much common sense.

So, why did he call 911? His video games weren't working. It sounds like a joke, but it's true. Recently, a DDoS attack shut down online gaming services PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Instead of calling Microsoft or Sony to get an update on the situation, this kid called 911.

The operator wasn't happy about the call. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department even released some of the transcript on Twitter. It's priceless.

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