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These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV

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A POLICE DEPARTMENT in Connecticut has been forced to issue a warning that not being able to watch TV is not a reason to ring emergency services.

Police in Fairfield have said that they received numerous 911 calls about a problem with their cable connection in southwestern Connecticut on Sunday night.

That’s right about the time the new episode of Breaking Bad was premiering on the AMC channel.


In a Facebook post the police warned that the outage was “neither an emergency or a police related concern”.

Cablevision said in a statement shortly after 11 p.m. that there was a commercial power outage in its Norwalk facility. It was restored late last night.

- Additional reporting by Associated Press

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