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By forgotten / Thursday 28 February 2013 00:42 / United States - Phoenix
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This is really upsetting. You could have been in a life threatening situation. A life may have been lost due to the stupidity of people we are supposed to rely on

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1, sadly enough, this is common in San Diego. At my last job, we had to call for an ambulance every other month. I'd be on hold for a few minutes before getting thru to anyone. To OP, I'm sorry that you were hung up on. I'm surprised they didn't call you back. If someone calls 911, and hangs up, 911 calls back immediately to make sure that the individual is okay.

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In CA if you call your local police dept. they can put someone on hold for a while. If you call 911, you would have almost immediate attention (that's if your life is danger, not an empty vehicle).

This is really upsetting. You could have been in a life threatening situation. A life may have been lost due to the stupidity of people we are supposed to rely on

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In the operator's defense: I have heard a bunch of stupid calls to the police about mundane things that people can use 511 for but don't. Maybe they were flooded with idiots?

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511 is what you call when you or someone else isn't in a life-threatening situation, but something bad is happening... So 911 lines can be kept open for true emergencies. I called it the other day when I saw a cyclist on a dark, busy highway (illegal in TX) at 2 AM. Strange thing is 911 told me to call 511, then 511 patched me back through to 911.

That's some shitty police force. Also if you're scared, maybe learn some self defense? Seeing as the police wont help. You're lucky it was your car and not your apartment or yourself but still, better be safe than sorry.

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Could've been shot. And it wouldn't look threatening if they'd chase OP and OP would run off screaming... Calling the police is probably the safest option.

I just realized my last comment sorta didn't make sense. lol So just forget I wrote that and pretend I said something about you getting a gun or using the bat signal.

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