WASHINGTON, DC — D.C. police are pleading with the general public to cease calling 911 over dockless rideshare bicycles which are typically left mendacity on the bottom, based on numerous media reviews.
WAMU’s Martin Austermuhle tweeted a screenshot that he says got here from a Georgetown listserv that urged residents to name 911 to report dockless rideshare bikes.
The one that made the publish seems to be directing individuals to make inaccurate studies to the police, reporting it as “suspicious activity” and describing riders as “suspects” who’re “acting suspicious.”
D.C. police aren’t joyful concerning the calls, and despatched out a tweet urging individuals to not name 911 over the bikes.
“While recognize your frustration, the MPD urges residents to refrain from dialing 911 to report suspicious activity for merely utilizing bikeshare services,” police wrote. “We have engaged the bikeshare companies & are actively working to identify a solution that works for everyone.”
Some Georgetown residents discover the decision to arms to be a bit excessive.
“It’s a little ridiculous,” Larry Calvert told Fox 5. “It’s kind of escalating too high in my opinion. I have seen them around. I think they are a little obtrusive, but to bring it to that level is pretty ridiculous.”
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