According to the Mirror, an unidentified British man called 999 — England’s 911 — to complain that his bottle of wine had bits of cork in it.
Upon initially discovering the problem, the patron refused to leave the bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, demanding a full refund.
When the staff didn’t comply, the man eventually called 999 telling the operator to send over the police so they could settle the matter. And honestly, after a few glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon all you want to do is just lie down and let other people fix your problems.
Since the police have better things to do than deal with snobby wine connoisseurs, the man was given a warning about the incident. He was told that making inappropriate calls to emergency services can result in a fine since it ties up the line for real emergencies.
And that was it! No cops with pepper spray or SWAT team in full battle gear. The guy didn’t even get tased! Imagine that: an allegedly drunk guy bothering the police and not getting tased. Those crazy Brits!