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Woman calls 911 over Taco

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

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  1. dasmi

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    Thanks for the laugh! :D
     
  3. Coronach

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

    Mike
     
  4. 2nd Amendment

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    And once again I feel brain cells leaping to their deaths. The Net is a scary place. :what:
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahh
     
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    What's scary is those people vote...
     
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    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?
     
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    Your tax dollars at work.
     
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    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".

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

    :cool:
     
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    I don't for a second believe that this is real actually.
     
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    if these are true, not only do they vote, but they have children. That's the scary thought.
     
  17. LawDog

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    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.

    LawDog
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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    thorn,

    I'd be willing to bet liability is the reason they don't/can't just hang up. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Sleeping Dog

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    Nothing wrong with that. I've "visited" the ER a few times, none of them life-threatening. Just some bad cuts that I figured should get stitched before my primary physician's office hours. Same with a couple of broken bones, again no threat to life.

    I hope all my ER visits are trivial like that :) I'd hate to go for something really serious, like getting a stroke while arguing with a fast-food manager about a taco.

    Regards.
     
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    Without getting into a big discussion on this point, the operative word here is "EMERGENCY". The 911 system and the emergency room at the hospital were designed for emergencies. Of course, the definition of an emergency varies and I am sure everyone understands this. If you think it is an emergency, then by all means call 911. However, a whole lot of things that clearly arn't emergencies eat up a lot of resources. When people complain about public service response times, ER wait times, the attitudes of the people working at these jobs, accidents and mistakes involving the people in these jobs, keep in mind that a lot of this is caused by the mind numbing experience of dealing with people who believe that these people exist as their doormat.
    Broken bones and lacerations requiring stiches are considered emergencies in our society. The emergency doesn't have to be life threatening to be considered an emergency.
    If you need the battery in your smoke detector changed, this isn't an emergency and IMO you should not call 911.
    A disabled car in the middle of the freeway is an emergency in my book: the potential for a accident is high and people will surely be injured or killed.
    Adjusting your thermostat is not an emergency and IMO you shouldn't use 911 for that.
    Just use some common sense. Here where I live we have a non-emergency 311 number. And we (the fire department) will respond on virtually anything: if you call, we will come: even if the guys on the truck have no idea why or what we are supposed to do, we will respond. But, 311 doesn't get used a whole lot because everyone considers their problem to be of vital importance. So, when the closest unit to you is discussing your ingrown toenail with you, they arn't available to respond to the baby that fell in a pool on the next block. Their response will be delayed.
     
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