An era of wrong-number phone calls draws to an unlikely end.

ME: Hello?

MAN: Yes, hello, do you know a Mr. Kingsley [redacted]?

ME: No, I’m afraid you have the wrong number.

MAN: Is this [repeats my phone number]?

ME: Yes it is, but I’ve had this number for over two years. A lot of people call looking for this Kingsley guy. Mostly creditors. Does he owe you money too?

MAN: This is the police department. I’m looking for a relative.

ME: Oh. Sorry, I’m afraid I can’t help.

MAN: Thank you for your time.