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    HOW TO CALL THE POLICE
    Roger Gresse, an elderly man, from Zanesville, OH, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. Roger opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

    He phoned the police, who asked, "Is someone in your house?"

    He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me."

    Then the police dispatcher said. "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."

    Roger said, "Okay."

    He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

    Then he phoned the police again.

    "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them," and he hung up.

    Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Gresse residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

    One of the policemen said to Roger, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

    Roger said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"



    Yes I know its fiction but it's quite humorous
    Last edited by Rich Soby; 10-07-2011 at 08:36 PM.

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    well rich, hopefully it wont be this way in our life time!!! but i can see something like this coming..other countries already have much more stringent rules than the U.S does..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well rich, hopefully it wont be this way in our life time!!! but i can see something like this coming..other countries already have much more stringent rules than the U.S does..
    I agree with you completely Larry. Those very same people have been trying to take that right from us since the second amendment was written.
    And if they ever succeed, we are lost as a society and can kiss our freedoms goodbye
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    I knew it was a fantasy when the 911 operator answered. I have never successfully completed a 911 call. I have only called them a very few times. Each time I finally hung up after listening to a recording for 5 minutes or so.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    cute story.

    Glenn, I'm not a 'frequent' caller to 911, but I have called several times, and got an operator every time.
    -Ned

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    Good story and emphasizes why home defense really begins at home.
    I have called 911 on a number of occasions. Usually get them promptly. But, it disturbs me when the operator asks many questions regarding the incident. e.g. in a accident how badly are the people hurt? are they blocking the road? etc. This is important but actually the police and ambulance are already rolling and the operator is asking only for their own curiosity. Completely unnecessary and a waste of everybody's time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Good story and emphasizes why home defense really begins at home.
    I have called 911 on a number of occasions. Usually get them promptly. But, it disturbs me when the operator asks many questions regarding the incident. e.g. in a accident how badly are the people hurt? are they blocking the road? etc. This is important but actually the police and ambulance are already rolling and the operator is asking only for their own curiosity. Completely unnecessary and a waste of everybody's time.
    I don't believe that's true.

    I've had friends who work for 911 and my understanding is that they do this for a few reasons. One, they're getting details about the scene and relaying those details to the services en route which will better frame their expectations and prepare them for what's needed in advance. Second, in cases where injury may occur, they can't possibly know that everything is okay with the caller so they're trained to keep them on the line until rescue arrives if possible so that they can keep those en route informed. Third, if the situation evolves, keeping you on the line saves time in updating the rescue services on the way informed of any changes since the initial call. And I believe if they learn that an injured party is the one making the call, they keep them talking to help treat them for shock - keeping you on the line may spare you from slipping into unconsciousness.

    There is a lot of value in asking you those inane questions, I think.
    Jason Beam
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    I don't believe that's true.

    Jason, would you please re-phrase that statement?

    It is true and has happened more than once. Even after the emergency vehicles arrived. Somebody at 911 was just trying to act like a big shot.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    This post was supposed to be funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post

    Jason, would you please re-phrase that statement?

    It is true and has happened more than once. Even after the emergency vehicles arrived. Somebody at 911 was just trying to act like a big shot.
    Frank, now that you've given more information, I understand your point of view. My response to your original statements were toward the idea that they were just curious and wasting time. I had no idea the services were on the scene at the time.

    Usually they seem to be in a rush to get off the phone once the rescue crew is on scene and your experience does sound unusual and like a pure waste of time and I would agree with you now that I have more info
    Jason Beam
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