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Woman calls 911 over Taco

Discussion in 'Legal' started by dasmi, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. dasmi

    dasmi Well-Known Member

  2. ralphie98

    ralphie98 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the laugh! :D
  3. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Heh. I heard that one awhile ago. And yes, I've gone on those runs.

  4. 2nd Amendment

    2nd Amendment member

    And once again I feel brain cells leaping to their deaths. The Net is a scary place. :what:
  5. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Un - %$#*&!#$ - believable!! :D :D I'd have thought this had to be a spoof call - surely there are not people out there quite this deranged? :uhoh: :rolleyes: :p
  6. LawDog

    LawDog Moderator Emeritus cum Laude

  7. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    I didn't follow any of the links posted, but let me let you in on one of the trade secrets of 911 responders. The VAST majority of the calls are pure BS. I respond to thousands of 911 calls per year. Usually somewhere between 3-4 thousand a year: personally. If I go on 4000, I would bet that 3500 of them are an abuse of the 911 system.
    People don't want that to get out because it is job security.
  8. KriegHund

    KriegHund Well-Known Member

    And we wonder why we get put on hold...?

    444, quick question?

    My friend once called 911 because there was a big arse german shepard running around w/o its owner, around 3:00 which is right when the kids from the elementary school get out, and the dog was probably 1000 feet away from the school. Is that a good reason to call 911? The operator told him he shoulda called animal control, but i wonder how many people have animal control on their cell?

    Thats actually not a bad idea, but anyways...

    So, should he have gone the 1/2 mile home, looked in a phone book and called animal control or was it OK for him to call 911 in that situation?
  9. thorn726

    thorn726 Well-Known Member

  10. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Well-Known Member

    What's scary is those people vote...
  11. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Okay... Is _this_ a valid call? You're putting down the interstate, exceeding the speed limit by 5, like EVERYONE else on the road, come over a hill, and there's a car parked on the left median. Sorta on the left median, and cars are having to maneuver at speed to avoid it.

    This is an accident waiting to happen, and it's gonna happen pretty darn soon unless someone blocks the lane at the top of the hill and gets a tow truck in.

    Is that a valid use of 911?
  12. WYO

    WYO Well-Known Member

    Your tax dollars at work.
  13. Sleeping Dog

    Sleeping Dog Well-Known Member

    It's all very funny, but the audio ended before I got answers to some serious questions:

    Did the dispatcher send a white deputy, like Antoinette politely asked him to? Is that a request that would be honored in today's politically correct sheriff departments?

    Did Antoinette get her $1.10 back, or a taco, or perhaps a rain-check or gift certificate? I smell a class-action suit here.

    Can someone google the news media and get the answers? My google is coming up empty. Maybe I'll try "axe jeeves".

  14. Janitor

    Janitor Senior Member

    I believe that it would be "aks Jeeves.".

  15. BlackCat

    BlackCat member

    I don't for a second believe that this is real actually.
  16. dpesec

    dpesec Well-Known Member


    if these are true, not only do they vote, but they have children. That's the scary thought.
  17. LawDog

    LawDog Moderator Emeritus cum Laude

    Burger 911: http://www.snopes.com/crime/cops/burger.asp

    Apparently verfied by the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    I don't know about the taco one, but after some of the 911 calls I've heard, it wouldn't surprise me in the least for it to be real.

  18. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    After watching Cops for several years, and listening to some of the stories that some buddies in blue have told me, there isnt much that would suprise me.

    The two calls mentioned in this thread dont.
  19. thorn726

    thorn726 Well-Known Member

    now that i think about it, the operator should be able to hang up, or somehow convey more rapidly the person is wasting their time.
    the likely reason they don't - to get mroe funding, more OT, etc.

    govt in action. for tacos!
  20. JOE MACK

    JOE MACK Well-Known Member

    Probably 90% of all ER visits aren't life-threatening emergencies either. I don't know if people are just plain stupid or just are foolish with no common sense. :scrutiny:

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