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Three Masked Criminals Cut Power to Florida House, Homeowner Opens Fire (911 Tapes)
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http://www.guns.com/homeowner-shots-mask...11181.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...BNauh2qx-8
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Dispatcher should be fired.
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bac0nfat;24235 Wrote:Dispatcher should be fired.

Please tell me it didn't take her 2:40 to even put that call into the system. Because it sure sounded like it did.
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Valorius;24238 Wrote:
bac0nfat;24235 Wrote:Dispatcher should be fired.

Please tell me it didn't take her 2:40 to even put that call into the system. Because it sure sounded like it did.

Rarely do I ever call 911 - you get a mix bag of competent and incompetent workers. They're my last resort if I don't have the direct number to dispatch for the area.

Case in point: I was driving on I-95 South one morning and there was an overturned car on the road. I called 911 to tell them about the incident, the location (mile marker), that I didn't see the driver outside the vehicle, and there are no first responders at the site. She then asked me, "Do you think we need to send ambulances to the site?" I was dumbstruck by her question.
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In Philly there is no number but 911. If you call one of the districts they tell you to call 911. I've seen COPS ON THE STREET tell people to call 911 and then just drive away, when the people were trying to get police assistance.
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I could read these kinds of stories, all day long and never get tired of them. Cool
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Valorius;24285 Wrote:In Philly there is no number but 911. If you call one of the districts they tell you to call 911. I've seen COPS ON THE STREET tell people to call 911 and then just drive away, when the people were trying to get police assistance.

I have seen this up here too. When I worked in Scranton I had to park across the street from the office in the Steamtown Mall garage. Somebody stole my catalytic converter so I flagged down a cop on the street and was told to call 911 to report it. The next day they sent somebody to my office to do a report. I drove my wife's car that day because for all intensive purposes my truck was illegal and annoyingly loud and I had a 45 minute commute. He wouldn't do the report without seeing my truck. Ironically while waiting for the wheels of the insurance company to spin I did wind up driving my truck to work a couple times and got pulled over and ticketed by Scranton PD. To my surprise I was able to get that overturned.
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Quote:The homeowner’s wife, for one. “Grab your gun,” the homeowner’s wife told her husband before he went outside to investigate. “Just in case.”

So, the 55-year-old homeowner did just that, and it’s a good thing he did. The homeowner later reported that he immediately realized something was wrong when he saw that the other houses in the neighborhood hadn’t lost power.

Quite a few good lessons to learn from the above linked article. My wife and I talked about it after reading the story:
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR FIREARM ON YOU
COMMUNICATE w/ each other
ALWAYS ASSUME that something nefarious could be afoot
IF you can look out the window (for something out of the ordinary), do so.
DO NOT HESITATE when you see danger
DO NOT ASSUME the most simple answer to an issue (in this case - do not assume a regular power failure)
And not that it matters in this example but - When hearing a noise outside...if the inside lights are not already on...DO NOT switch them on. You only hurt your night vision and make it easy for the BG's to see you.

Quote:And to the gun owners out there, let this be a reminder that you should keep a flashlight or a gun light near your pistol. Having a pistol isn’t going to do you any good if you can't see what you need to shoot in a crisis situation.
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Valorius;24238 Wrote:
bac0nfat;24235 Wrote:Dispatcher should be fired.

Please tell me it didn't take her 2:40 to even put that call into the system. Because it sure sounded like it did.

Poor kid is terrified. She told dispatch the lights were out, there was a "mysterious man" outside the house, and she asked for a police officer.

Hindsight is 20-20, but would it have killed dispatch to send a unit ASAP upon hearing that info?
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Publican;24352 Wrote:
Quote:The homeowner’s wife, for one. “Grab your gun,” the homeowner’s wife told her husband before he went outside to investigate. “Just in case.”

So, the 55-year-old homeowner did just that, and it’s a good thing he did. The homeowner later reported that he immediately realized something was wrong when he saw that the other houses in the neighborhood hadn’t lost power.

Quite a few good lessons to learn from the above linked article. My wife and I talked about it after reading the story:
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR FIREARM ON YOU
COMMUNICATE w/ each other
ALWAYS ASSUME that something nefarious could be afoot
IF you can look out the window (for something out of the ordinary), do so.
DO NOT HESITATE when you see danger
DO NOT ASSUME the most simple answer to an issue (in this case - do not assume a regular power failure)

Quote:And to the gun owners out there, let this be a reminder that you should keep a flashlight or a gun light near your pistol. Having a pistol isn’t going to do you any good if you can't see what you need to shoot in a crisis situation.

I agree with all that and never put a kid on the Phone. An adult would have probally been more effective at communicating. Then again the dispatcher SUCKED!
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