Neighbors became very concerned and called 911 after they heard agonized cries from the apartment of a Victoria man at about 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Police found that the man had been agonizing on toilet with an "early morning constitutional" problem.
According to Metro, Police, believing there was an emergency, rushed to the house of the unidentified Canadian man who lives in an apartment on Empress Avenue. The Vancouver Sun reports that when officers arrived at the house, they banged on the door for several minutes before the man answered them.
Metro reports that deputy chief John Ducker, writing on the Victoria Police Department blog, Stories Beyond the Beat, in an article titled: “Early morning constitutional brings noise complaint," said police investigators determined that the man had suffered a problem of a gastrointestinal nature. According to The Vancouver Sun, the woman who called the police said she heard the man yelling and moaning early on Wednesday morning and from the intensity of his cries she believed he was in danger.
The post said: “When officers arrived they could also hear low moaning and babbling coming from inside the suite."The man explained the situation to the police in his own "colorful" words. CBS Seattle reports that Ducker wrote: "When questioned about the amount of noise he was making, the man explained that he had been essentially (in his own different words) on the toilet having his morning constitutional but he was done now."
The police blog reports that after interviewing the man, investigators determined that the problem was wholly "constitutional" and that there was no need for further investigation.
According to CBS Seattle, the blog post concluded: “The officers asked him to try to keep the noise down in such future endeavors and he said he would do his best.”