Doorbell @ 3:43 AM!

Doorbell @ 3:43 AM!

This is a discussion on Doorbell @ 3:43 AM! within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So, last night (early this morning) my wife and I are asleep in our bed. Little one staying at grandma's house. 3:43 AM, (I checked ...

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    Doorbell @ 3:43 AM!

    So, last night (early this morning) my wife and I are asleep in our bed. Little one staying at grandma's house. 3:43 AM, (I checked twice) the doorbell rings. Condition Red. Pull on pants, throw a shirt over my head and SR9c is in my hand as I approach the front door as I hear some soft knocking. Through the stained glass, on the well lit porch, I notice a lone man. Closer to the door, I notice a uniform, a badge and a two way radio. Its a local policeman. So, I pocket the Ruger, and slowly open the door.

    Is there something wrong officer?

    We had a 911 call from this address, is everything ok?

    Well, only myself and my wife are home, and we are both sleeping, add to that, my two house phones are both cordless, and have not been plugged in for weeks. (they always come unplugged, and NOONE calls here but telemarketers and people looking for donations. We are strictly a cell phone family, but I plan to go pick up a couple of cheap-o corded phones now)

    LEO calls dispatch, and has her read back the phone number that called, sure enough it was mine. He said they tried to call back and got static.

    We scratch our heads for a minute about how the heck it happened, and he asks again if everything is ok, then apologizes a few times for waking us up. I let him know not to be sorry, I'm very glad he came by.

    He canceled the second car from coming to back him up. My wife and I spend the next hour and a half trying to calm our imaginations to get back to sleep.

    Would you have done anything differently? Would you have had him clear the house? (I would have known if someone had broke in, probably, and IFFFF someone had broke in, why would they have then CALLED THE COPS!!?)

    Anyone out there able to shine any light on HOW this could have happened? The phone company lady was confused and had never heard of this. She checked around with her co-workers and decided to tell me that somehow the phone modem had dialed out, and just happened to randomly pick 911 to call. Said to unplug modem and replug it in. Sounds like a "we have no idea what happened" answer.

    Your thoughts?
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    Are you or your wife "Sleepwalkers"...........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    Are you or your wife "Sleepwalkers"...........?
    not only are we not, like I said, we have NO working house phone. If I plugged them in right now, it would take quite a while for them to charge enough to use.
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    Is anything missing, broken, out of place?
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    A mild case of Swatting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Business View Post
    Is anything missing, broken, out of place?
    nope, not a thing.

    Swatting? gotta go google that...
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    drink a beer and go back to bed... could have been worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pkupmn98 View Post
    nope, not a thing.

    Swatting? gotta go google that...
    New 911 'Swatting' Prank Sends SWAT Team to Your Home

    Craziness.

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    I just read up on swatting.. wow, what a form of entertainment... whats wrong with people?!! Only thing they could have done was the caller ID spoofing. But I can think of NO reason someone would want to use my number/house for their fun.
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    My neighbor had essentially the same thing happen to them several years back. A deputy showed up at his door one Saturday morning, inquiring about them making a 911 call. He told the deputy they hadn't even used the phone that day. The deputy asked him if he could meet his wife. He did, and of course there was nothing wrong with her. Finally the deputy mentioned that they do sometimes get a sort of phantom 911 call for some reason, maybe some bug in the system?
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    Very strange. Not that I'm even close to knowing near enough, but sounds to me like you handled it very well (tacticly)
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    Someone could tap into your phone pair at a pedestal but why to call 911.

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    It happens more than you would think. Sometimes when there's a little glitch in the phone line it automatically dials 911. Happens all the time with disconnected phone lines too. Even old phone lines on old abandoned houses.

    Don't worry about it.
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    Phone company closed the account and recycled your number?

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    What about call forwarding your phone? I have fios and can turn on and off simultaneous ring that when my home phone rings so does my cell or any other phone I choose.

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