karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,

Silence is not always golden

Especially if you're calling directory assistance.

Arrest for 37,760 silent calls
A JAPANESE man was arrested this week after making 37,760 silent calls to directory enquiries because he wanted to listen to the "kind" voices of female telephone operators.
The 44-year-old has admitted allegations of obstructing the operations of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp by making up to 905 calls a day from his mobile phone, the daily Mainichi Shimbun said.
"When I made a complaint call once, the operator dealt with it very kindly, so I wanted to hear these women's voices," he told police in Hiroshima.

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