Police in Northbridge, Massachusetts say they began receiving strange phone calls in March, 2015. One caller warned them that there were a bunch of people fighting in Russell Square. The only problem was that there is no Russell Square in Northbridge. Police say they began trying to determine if what the callers were referring to and finally realizing that they were calling from Northbridge, Australia. They determined that people in Australia were searching for the number for the police and when they called, they were connected to Massachusetts instead. The Police say the calls involved break-ins, fights, and missing items, but none have been too serious. When they come in, now they direct the caller to the correct country. The department has also asked the police in Northbridge, Australia to alert their citizens to the issue. Dispatcher Jordan Tredeau said he has answered at least 20 calls from Australia. He said, when he tells the caller about their error, they usually sound embarrassed. He added,” The accent was definitely the first thing that gave it away.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Northbridge Police Getting Flood Of Calls From Australia, By Katie Brace
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/04/22/northbridge-police-getting-flood-of-calls-from-australia, Accessed April 22, 2015.
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