Kid Calls 911 Over PlayStation Network/Xbox Live Outage
"Try going outside or read a book."
The recent Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live network outages caused headaches for people hoping to connect and play games. But one Florida teenager thought the downtime was enough of a problem to call 911 to see if authorities could do anything about it.
WPTV reports that a teenager from Palm Beach County called 911 dispatch, asking about the outages: "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?"
The dispatcher told the caller to check in with platforms holders instead. Authorities went on to tell the young man, "Last time I checked, that wasn't an emergency. Try going outside or read a book."
No we don't know when they will restore service to Xbox or Playstation. Please Dial 9-1-1 only for emergencies. pic.twitter.com/nQCeWEEFP1— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) December 28, 2014