By dgilbs - 27/08/2012 14:50 - United States - Cheboygan
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Uh, how does any part of this FML relate to tax dollars? Waste of time.. Absolutely. Waste of ice cream... Possibly. But to call the police to file a report just may be what the police are there for? Either way, panic button before actually panicking is always a plus.
Do Americans have a police number that isn't for emergencies? In Australia we have a number we can call for minor things like disruptive parties etc. It's good cause then people aren't clogging up the emergency line for small things and police can then prioritize the jobs.
Even if your car is stolen, unless you're watching it get stolen it is not 'an in progress emergency'. 911 is meant for protection of life, limb and property within the scope of an in progress emergency. Don't call 911 because you lost your car in a big parking lot or forgot where you parked your car when you were drunk. Look around some more and think a little.
Strange. When I get a new car, I always park it so far in the back that no one would ever park near it.
I guess COSTco would've been really COSTly if it had been stolen!... That was just bad...