Cops called when Facebook went down

If you haven’t been online all day or just didn’t care, then you likely didn’t know that Facebook was offline for about an hour early on Friday.

While most people would just go about their regular business without access to the social networking site while the tech crews at Facebook worked on getting it back up and running, others felt the need to treat the downtime as a major emergency.

It even went as far as people calling the police about the matter.

According to Los Angeles Sherrif Depratment Sgt. Burton Brink, people were calling the office regarding the status of Facebook.

“Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don’t call us about it being down, we don’t know when FB will be back up,” Brink tweeted out.

When someone asked if he was serious about people calling regarding the website, Brink responded by saying the department gets calls like the Facebook outage “all the time”.

“Yes, we get calls all the time like this, cable TV, all sorts of things not working, they think we control,” he said.

Sound off FanSiders! Do you think anyone should ever call the police when a website goes down? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: This is the biggest joke I’ve ever seen. I’m getting on my soapbox for a minute because if you are one of those people who feel the need to call the police because you can’t access your precious Facebook, then I got some news for you: you need some help because you may have an addiction.


Tags: Facebook Police Technology

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