posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 05:16 PM
I received a "Reverse 911" call this afternoon. The caller ID showed 999-999-9999, and when I picked it up, the recorded message was:
"This is an urgent message from the _________ Police Department".
It went on to describe a 6 year old boy that had gone missing about 1:15 this afternoon, and asked people to be on the lookout for him.
The local 5PM news described this as a "Reverse 911" call, and said it was made to all residents within a 5 mile radius of the town.
The story turns out happily. The brat - new to the area - skipped out of school and was found rowing a boat in a nearby pond.
The PD has a good idea with this new type of call. The boy couldn't swim, btw, and a man recognized the boat as his neighbor's, and the boy from the
[edit on 28-9-2006 by jsobecky]