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Wish granted: Man faces jail for calling police over 45,000 times - report

A Turkish national has landed in trouble with the law for his vigorous use of the police emergency line.

He was said to have made over 45,000 calls over the course of one year. This might now land the man behind bars for up to five years.

The accused identified as Seref Can, a 55-year-old resident of the city of Istanbul faces charges of "preventing a public official from doing his or her duty," according to Sabah newspaper, which reported the bizarre incident on Monday,

Al in all, the man managed to call Turkey's 155 police line 45,210 times in one year, putting great stress on the emergency service.

The reason behind such behavior is quite sad actually, as the man had been depressed and simply wanted to talk to someone.

"I divorced my wife two years ago. I've been drinking constantly. I was in depression and I had no one to talk to so I called the police emergency line," Can told the police, who were apparently sufficiently irritated by his actions to resolve to meet him in person.

While the man has expressed regrets over his obsessive desire to talk to police, they were apparently not impressed, and soon he faced criminal charges.

If convicted, he might face up to five years behind bars –and would finally find people to talk to, at least.
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