Police in the Texan city of San Antonio are urging people not to call 911 for trivial reasons and only do it for emergencies.

In a clip on the SAPD force’s Facebook page, chief William McManus read out a number of 911 calls that didn’t qualify as emergencies.

The format is similar to the popular Mean Tweets segment in Jimmy Kimmel Live, when a person is seen reading a tweet about herself to camera.

In the SAPD video, chief McManus read a series of ridiculous calls, including one asking for a pizza.

"Yes, hi, I’m starving, can I get a large pepperoni from the closest pizza joint?" one caller said.

He then responds that "SAPD does not stand for San Antonio Plumbing Department or San Antonio Pizza Department".

He also read another call: "Yes, I have a water leak in my house and I don’t know what to do."

Other callers include somebody calling to say "I love you guys", and a person stuck behind someone vomiting on a carnival ride.

The clip, which says the SAPD receives millions of calls each year for non-emergencies, has been seen more than 40,000 times.


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