Primark shopper rings 999 to complain he isn't being allowed into the shop to buy some joggers

Police have issued another warning about inappropriate calls to 999 after a man rang so say he wasn't being allowed into Primark.

Monday, 23rd May 2022, 11:20 am

The caller, who said he wanted to buy a pair of joggers, was not being allowed into the shop and so called West Yorkshire Police on 999.

A security guard was refusing the man entry, although the exact reason why is not revealed in the video.

He says: "I'm stood outside Primark. There's a security lad. Obviously I wanna buy some joggers, I've got money. And he's obviously, well I want you to come to the store so you can report him or do something, you know what I mean?

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"He's refusing to let me in for a pair of joggers."

The operator replies to say it's not a police matter, and explains to him the security guard is within his rights to prevent the caller from entering the store, and advises him to go through Primark's complaints system.

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The caller then says: "He's not doing his job," and calls him a rude word.

The force said: "This is just one example of the inappropriate calls that we've had to our 999 emergency line. On average, we receive 120 calls a day to our 999 line that are not a life or death emergency.

"One is too many."