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September 27, 2006

911

So, either someone I or my roommate know was drunk-dialing 911 from their cell tonight, or someone really needed help and didn't get the address right.

I was cleaning out my car (you have no idea how nasty it was) and washing the windshield a little after 11:00 tonight when I saw a light out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was just someone driving down the street with their brights on until I heard "Is everything all right, ma'am?" Talk about through the roof! I just about crapped my pants and had a heart attack all at the same time. I look over and there are two cops standing behind my car under the eaves of the roof with their nifty flashlights in one hand and the other hand firmly planted on their holsters.

It seems someone called 911, gave my address and hung up. I told the cops everything was fine, that I was just cleaning out my car. They asked if anyone else was here, so I told them my roommate was, but that she was sleeping. They asked me to go and wake her up so they could make sure she was okay. Then they asked us where our cell phones were. Mine was in my bedroom, far away from where I was when they got the call, and my roommate's was in her room. I'm pretty sure she didn't call in her sleep. They asked our cell numbers to make sure the call really didn't come from us, and then they went on their merry way.

Part of me really hopes it was just a prank call, because if someone really needed help, they obviously didn't get it. The other part of me would like to hurt whoever did the pranking. Not becaue I don't think it's a good one, but because I had to wake my roommate up and now she's freaked out. I'm not saying I would ever do it, but hey, I do think it was a good one.

**Update - My roommate called the police station today to find out what happened. It turns out the person who called 911 was hard to understand and the police weren't sure if they were giving our address or the address of some apartments about a mile down the road. They sent out cops to both locations, and it turns out it did come from the apartments. At least my roommate can get some sleep tonight.

Posted by Jenny at 12:16 AM | Comments (0)