Breaking Bad Fans Call 911 in Power Outage

For some Connecticut residents, missing the cable show is a real emergency

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Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, and Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, in Breaking Bad

The final season of Breaking Bad has left fans on edge each week, with Sunday night’s episode bringing a series record of 5.9 million viewers. But a portion of Connecticut fans missed out on the action when a power outage in Norwalk left Optimum cable subscribers without service for almost two hours, the Associated Press reports.

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Breaking Bad fans reacted in a state of panic. Rather that calling the cable service, some viewers dialed 911 to voice their concerns. The Fairfield Police Department was not impressed. The department took to its Facebook page to admonish callers for using 911 to complain about a cable problem, asking them to direct complaints to Cablevision and even warning that misuse of the emergency line could result in arrest. Service was restored just after 11 p.m. — just in time for the 11:35 p.m. rerun of the latest episode.

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9 comments
SilentBoy741
SilentBoy741

For those dense enough to call 911 for a TV show, if the time comes that you dial 911 for an ambulance because you or someone you love is having a heart attack, and they respond back with "Look, it's almost half-time; we'll be there in an hour" --  I don't want to hear about it.

spyonthis1
spyonthis1

Almost to ridiculous to believe. 

FuzzyPotato
FuzzyPotato

Have we gotten so stupid and selfish as a society that missing your favorite television constitutes a crisis?  Just when I thought we'd hit rock bottom....

romano70
romano70

What can I say? When you gotta have it, you gotta have it.....

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

gotta love morons

arjim60
arjim60

@FuzzyPotato Just when you think we have hit rock bottom, someone starts digging again.