NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When a cable television outage hit Connecticut shoreline communities during prime-time Sunday night viewing, viewers jumped to action.
Some residents reached out to their state senator. Others called police. One even called 911 in Fairfield.
The calls to police in Fairfield prompted a warning from the local police department: Such an outage is ‘‘neither an emergency or a police-related concern,’’ it wrote on Facebook. The post warned that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest.
The panic over missing ‘‘Breaking Bad’’ or the Yankees-Red Sox game brought ridicule on social media, with some users needling Fairfield County, one of the most affluent counties in America.