A few weeks ago, Ontarians complained about an Amber Alert that woke them up in the middle of the night. That alert was issued for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar who was tragically found dead the next morning. None the less, people actually called the police to complain about the alert and sound they got on their phones. Now in Alberta, more Canadian are complaining after another Amber Alert woke them up last night.
This time the Amber Alert was issued for 8-year-old Noah Ducharme of Alberta. The alert was issued around 10 PM, Friday night as Edmonton Police reported the boy had been kidnapped from his school by his mother. They issued the alert because they believed that Noah was in imminent danger.
Fortunately, this morning it was revealed that Noah and his mother were spotted by an off-duty Calgary police officer in Calgary around 5:30 AM. RCMP ended up arresting his mother in Okotoks, Alberta. They also thanked the members of the public who shared the Amber Alert.
Not all members of the public were so helpful though. Just like in the case with Riya Rajkumar, people in Alberta took to Twitter to complain that the Amber Alert woke them up last night.
In response to a tweet about the Amber Alert, Albertans were complaining about their loss of sleep.
Fucking amber alert just woke me up— Nathan♋️ (@Ayoo_Alexiss) 14 March 2019
I was listening to ASMR trying to fall asleep till this alert nearly made me shit myself— Smily (@Smilyfacehi) 16 March 2019
Thanks for waking me up a-holes, this should not be province wide. I get it sucks but this is a nuisance to the public as EVERYONE gets notified— James Smith (@FireByTrial) 16 March 2019
I cant believe my phone blew up for this— Cherry 🎀 (@Robyn44124054) 16 March 2019
While others didn't think a child with his mother should be cause for concern, even though it was an abduction.
I’m sure the child is safe with his mother! How can a child not be safe when he is with the one who loves him the most and that is no one but his MOM! This makes me really sad to think that people think a mom can be dangerous...— Delaram (@Delaram96203102) 16 March 2019
How is a kid with his mother an emergency? I don't need to be woke up because of some losers custody battle. I avoid this drama in my life and don't need it forced on me by the government— Buc Nasty (@BucNasty2019) 16 March 2019
Others still also expressed that they didn't want to be receiving any Amber Alerts at all.
So im curious. How does a eardrum bursting alarm help anyone? I'm gonna see the message if it's texted to me normally. If i'm asleep, i'm not gonna find them. If i'm in a class, i'm not gonna find them.— emma the memelady (@emmathecutie666) 16 March 2019
How do I turn off the alerts on my iphone— Clayton (@Claytonschn) 16 March 2019
I hope they cut back in the use of this system. It should be for emergencies that effect the general population like natural disasters or missile attacks. The more it’s used the less effective it is.— Thomas Andrews (@thomandrews123) 16 March 2019
Edmonton Police have not said whether they received any 911 calls in response to the Amber Alert last night but they thanked everyone who shared the information.