On Friday morning, Facebook had a brief outage affecting the Los Angeles area. According to Sgt. Burton Brink of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, many residents called 911 as a result of the social network going down.
Brink decided to tweet out the following message to prevent any further calls being made:
Twitter users were quick to verify whether the sergeant was joking or not.
No, really, is he joking or not?
OK, so people really do call the police when Facebook goes down.