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In Lincoln Park, Calif. Michigan, a 17-year-old called 911 when her father (recovering at home from brain surgery) had a seizure. Her first call didn't go through, so the panicked girl hung up and tried again. While the phone was still ringing, the girl said "what the #." Apparently 911 calls are recorded even while the phone is ringing, so the police officer heard her say it. When the officer answered the call, he was only interested in the fact that the girl said "#" and wouldn't help t
Originally posted by Hazelnut
Please remain calm and polite during extreme emergencies. Just because you have an emergency does not excuse you from proper decorum.
Is this what it all comes down to?
Originally posted by whatukno
It surprises me that the 911 operator bothered to pick up the phone at all.
In Detroit it is customary for the operators to not care. They put your "Emergency" into the que and whenever the police have time to arrive they might. Typically after they are certain the Emergency has passed.
Meanwhile, Ledesma left her older brother to tend to her dad and rushed a few blocks here to police headquarters to demand help and file a complaint.
Originally posted by loam
What an outrageous story...on both sides.
The officer is an arrogant ass...and so was the daughter.
I wonder why she thought it best to go to the police station and demand help, rather than seeking assistance from a neighbor or someone else?
Originally posted by Darthorious
Not all house holds discourage kids from swearing, most but not all.
Originally posted by Static Sky
But an emergency operators first priority should always be to find out what the emergency is, then take the necessary steps to assist in whatever way is needed. Lessons in grammer and decorum can be offered later.