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.