Due to technical difficulties, 911 was disabled in Michigan for a few hours

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For a few hours Friday morning, a massive statewide crime spree a la The Purge was theoretically possible as Michigan's 911 emergency system crashed.

"An update to the 911 system was attempted and there was a technical issue," a press release tweeted by Michigan State Police read, calling to mind the Keystone Cops.

According to CNN, the outage began around 2:30 a.m. and lasted until about 7:15 a.m. Of course, that didn't mean that the Great Lakes State had descended into lawless anarchy: MSP tweeted a list of alternate numbers people could use to contact police.

Still — what the hell, Michigan.

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Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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