Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts were puzzled after a woman called to report a car crash in an almost identically named town in England.
The Boston Globe reported the call came in to Officer Mark McWilliams, and the woman detailed how she was “driving back from Barnstaple to Muddiford” when she saw the crash. McWilliams then asked where she was calling from, to which she replied: “Ilfracombe.” Ilfracombe is over 19km north of Barnstaple (about a 25 minute drive) in Southwestern England.
After Officer McWilliams and the woman go back and forth for a couple minutes, they realize they’re on separate continents with an ocean in between them.
“Our response time is going to be about six hours,” jokingly replies McWilliams.
According to the BBC, the woman had searched online for the phone number of the Barnstaple Police Department and misdialed.
Have a listen to the phone conversation between the officer and the woman below.