And we thought our
AND I’M ON HOLD
SURE WISH I HAD
THAT GUN I SOLD
sign set was spot on.
We had no idea that we needed to tweak it!
And yes, 911 does often put you on hold.
I was in Bloomington, IL a couple of months ago behind an erratic driver I thought was impaired. I hung up after being placed on hold for the third time. (First time was a routing “hold” to put me on with the right city, I guess. The second two were unprofessional… if you’re too busy to take a drunken driver report, then say so and hang up.)
911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.
Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.
“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”