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To: Abundy
True story from many years ago in a neighboring jurisdiction...
call into Sheriff's Dept. advising to send deputies to
caller's house as he had just shot and killed a
burglar. Call-taker, who happened to be a deputy known to the caller, asked X, is this guy in your house?

To which X replied, "how long before the deputies get here?"

True story from archy, from several years back:

Upon calling the local 911 number to report an armed robbery no longer in progress at the business I managed, the sleepy-voiced dispatcher enquired if I wished my call directed to the local police, county sheriff or fire department. I told him I'd talk with the local cops, but he might want to give the county coroner a call and send him round, too.

That woke the lad right up.

-archy-/-

48 posted on 05/31/2003 8:52:57 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: archy
LOL - that will sure get your attention

re: "sleepy dispatcher"

We had one that liked to sleep on the midnight shift...every once in a while one of us would find a nice deserted spot, turn on our siren and scream into the radio:

"[car #] 10-80 !!!!," create fake statict noise and then cut transmission...

...while the rest of the shift watched this dude scramble from a dead sleep and try to contact the car involved in the "chase"

49 posted on 06/01/2003 6:13:54 AM PDT by Abundy
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