Police in Bedfordshire have apologized to a Luton man after they took over 2 hours to respond to a 999 call after the victim returned home from work to find his home had been burgled.
Simon Brown claims that while he was waiting for police to arrive he ordered a Pizza for delivery which, by the time officers responded to his call, he had not only eaten but regurgitated several times.
"It's blooming ridiculous" Brown said "I got home from work at 6 and called the police as soon as I had seen that my front door had been forced open. After 30 minutes of waiting I felt peckish and ordered a pizza, it arrived 20 minutes later. It is ridiculous that the police took so long to respond."
Assistant Chief Constable Henry Rozzer issued a full apology, stating: "Our officers did not respond appropriately to Mr Brown's 999 call and I simply have no excuse for their actions. However, as a gesture of good will, the next time Mr Brown needs us and calls 999 he will not only receive a prompt response but a complimentary delivery of 6 garlic breadsticks and a one litre bottle of his favorite fizzy drink."