A woman from Barnstaple, Devon, who inadvertently announced police 3,000 miles away in Barnstable, Massachusetts, has accused a computer research program for the mix-up.
She called police to report a vehicle disintegrate near Muddiford on Monday.
But she ceased up want me talking to police in the USA after applying Windows ‘digital assistant’ Ask Cortana to find the number.
“I haven’t stopped giggling, ” she said.
The call lasted two and a half instants before American officer Mark McWilliams realised it was from England.
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