When Facebook goes down, don't call the police

The worst thing ever happened on Friday: Facebook went down for a short while.

There was panic everywhere on social media as distraught users struggled to live life without Facebook.







(Just kidding, for the most part.)

Facebook issued a statement saying: "Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly."

But over in Los Angeles, some people apparently decided to call the police about their Facebook woes.

This lead to a hilarious series of tweets by an officer about the so-called emergency.







The tweets were sent by Sgt Burton Brink, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley station.

But Sgt Brink was not on duty when he sent the messages, reported news station KTLA 5.

The Sheriff’s Information Bureau was unaware of any calls about Facebook, reported NBC News. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials are now investigating his tweets.

Well, whatever the case, we hope you managed to pull through those distressing 20 minutes without dialling for help.

And for those of you out there who don't know it yet: Yes, there's life outside Facebook.

Sources: NBC News, LA Times, KTLA 5


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