A Canadian man dialed 911 for assistance when he got stuck in traffic and needed to pee.

The New York Post said the weird occurrence happened in the Canadian province of Ontario. A terrified man dialed 911 and requested an ambulance before changing his mind and claiming he wanted the police instead.

A dispatcher can be heard identifying himself as a police officer in a 38-second recording of the 911 call supplied by the agency. The cop asked about his situation.

"Actually, the thing is, I have to pee, and these guys in front of me aren't moving," the caller responded.

The 'emergency' stunned the dispatcher and had to literally ask him how the cops could assist the man in urinating. "I have to pee, man," he pleads one last time.

The man's peculiar request annoyed the dispatcher more and informed him he couldn't help and hung up the phone.

Peel Regional Police leaked the audiotape of the phone conversation as a public service announcement. But they did not disclose the location and time of the call. The location of the man's peeing is likewise unknown.

Officers encouraged the public not to use the hotline for non-emergency calls. These nonsense calls, according to officials, would take valuable seconds away from individuals in authentic situations.

According to the police department, misusing the facility might prevent someone in a life-threatening emergency from receiving timely assistance.

"Calling 9-1-1 because you need to use the bathroom and the car ahead isn't moving fast enough is definitely #NotFor911," the department tweeted with the recording last week.

It's hardly the first time that somebody has dialed 911 with an odd request.

After hearing cursing and shouting emanating from her neighbor's flat, a Canadian woman dialed 911. When the cops arrived, they knocked on the door until the occupant let them in. That's when they realized the man wasn't in any danger. According to Reader's Digest, he had been experiencing trouble on the toilet.

The Star also said authorities released a recording of a caller in Sept. earlier this year. The person who called claimed a restaurant owner intimidated them because they put tomatoes on their sandwich.

In November, two months later, a woman dialed 911 to request an "emergency ride service" so she could catch a train on time.

No charges have been filed in response to this phone call, according to media officer Cst. Himmet Gill. But, if someone continues to misuse 911, they could face public mischief or criminal harassment accusations.

[Representational image] A health care worker directs traffic at a Covid-19 assessment center in London, Ontario, on March 17, 2020. - Canada is closing its borders to most foreigners -- excluding Americans -- in a bid to stem the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 16, 2020. "All Canadians, as much as possible, should also stay home," he told a news conference outside his home, where he and his family are self-isolating after his wife Sophie tested positive for COVID-19. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images

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