Current or retired LEO; Whats the most annoying/aggravating call type you get
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January 8th, 2011 02:05 AM
Current or retired LEO; Whats the most annoying/aggravating call type you get
I thought it would be fun to vent a little with a spin off of the MWG thread, and others might get a kick out of the less glamorous calls that usually don't make the episodes of COPS.
Mine are telephone harassment and the "My wife/kid/neighbor/etc won't do what I want them to do, so you need to make them.
Add your own, it should be fun.
Last edited by SIXTO; January 8th, 2011 at 10:18 AM.
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January 8th, 2011 02:52 AM
I'll get you started.
"I want you to make my husband/boyfriend/etc stop hitting me but I don't want him arrested and I don't want you to hurt him."
Is this an emergency? "Yes, there is a barking dog/loud music/arguement/loud car next door."
"There is a giant rat in my back yard."
"There is a police car outside and the radio is too loud."
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January 8th, 2011 03:01 AM
I hope you don't mind a little from a non-LEO:
Dispatcher: 911 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?
Dispatcher: 911 What is your emergency?
Caller: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham and cheese sandwich.
Dispatcher: Excuse me?
Caller: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had taken a bite out of it.
Dispatcher: Was anything else taken?
Caller: No, but this has happened to me before and I'm sick and tired of it!
Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath. Darn....I think I'm going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: ! Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble breathing?
Caller: Running from the Police.
Dispatcher: 911 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I'm trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn't have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one
Dispatcher: Yes, ma'am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I'm not stupid.
Dispatcher: 911 What's the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!
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January 8th, 2011 04:17 AM
(thread hijack *on*) I kid you not, I ran a call once where a man shot his wife to death because she ate the last piece of fried chicken. And she's the one who cooked it.
Originally Posted by Coder
That must have been some good chicken. But the irony is, he won't be getting anymore of it either.
Just thought I'd throw that out there. (thread hijack *off*)
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January 8th, 2011 07:38 AM
i got one from working security i had a man playing peek a boo with his reflection in one of the mirrors on a site, got a call about a peeper, i roll up, and i see him popping up and down in the window shouting, PEEK A BOO, PEEK A BOO, and covering and uncovering his face. I walked up and asked what he was doing and his response, are you stupid, im playing peek a boo.
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January 8th, 2011 07:52 AM
Man, that's jacked up! Took a life over something like that. I hope that dude suffers beyond belief.
Originally Posted by Bark'n
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January 8th, 2011 08:38 AM
January 8th, 2011 09:07 AM
Originally Posted by Guantes
Should have cuffed her, and took her downtown, on charges of blatent and outright obvious stupidity
Originally Posted by INccwchris
Ah forget it, Bumper has no beefs with me as far as I know, so why start something now.
Should try to find his parents and charge them with dirtying the gene pool though.
Other than that, I got 'nuthing.
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January 8th, 2011 09:35 AM
Man, have times changed… I was a LEO when the Smith’ and Colt ruled the streets while the Hells Angels and Iron Horseman were the drug runners of the day. I can’t recall much in the way of stupid calls. Sure, we would get the old standby of ‘barking dog’ calls but nothing really stood out. Today with the advent of 911 and cell phones, combined with ‘no child left behind’ we now have a markedly less intelligent society.
As it is, I do enjoy reading some of these hilarious calls.
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January 8th, 2011 10:23 AM
I too hate the telephone harassment calls, but my least favorite calls are the vehicle lock-outs (at LEAST 3 a day), and anytime a complainant calls anything in, but refuses to write a statement. That annoys me beyond compare.
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January 8th, 2011 10:55 AM
January 8th, 2011 11:33 AM
["It is always the domestic cases that are the worst or the funniest if you have the time to enjoy them"]
I was riding with my brother 10-15 years ago (Ride Along) He got a call about a nieghbor disturbence.
We got to the house , My bro said come on but DON"T laughf, I said ok, We are walking to the door and lady comes
out and sais Officer my neighbor has radar pointing at my house & when I get out of shower it leaves soap scum on my back. Bro looks at me I'm about to bust a gut so I walk to car & hear bro say Look I'll go over ther and pull the plug on
radar, Lady said Oh no she got radar like yall do and it runs off batteries
I'm at car & neighbor asked me yall get calls from her all the time? Before I had ansewrd, the lady tries to get the neighbor & bro had to hold on to her, Got her to calm down & we Left. No calls back that night ; )
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January 8th, 2011 12:06 PM
Several months ago, we had a rash of alarms go off in the Dollar General store. These alarms were happening on each shift, several times a day,afternoon and night,and it was driving everyone berserk.
Anytime an alarm went off, an officer was dispatched and the owner of the store was notified to make a note of anything that was amiss.
Even the County Deputies assisted us on several occasions and the prevailing thought was that someone was messing with us, in hopes that we would quit responding to false alarms, thus setting us up, so that as soon as we stopped responding, then they would break in and get what they wanted. This was discussed with all affected officers, and we made it our personal goal to catch whoever it was doing the deed.
As you can imagine, the owner of the store was getting a bit impatient. Being awakened several times a night, as well as getting his dinner interrupted on more than one occasion, he was beginning to think us all incompetent for failing to catch the culprit and even made mention of the fact.
So, we started staking the place out. The only problem was,it was located next to the main street that goes through town and there was no way to keep a visual on it and remain hidden. We couldn't eyeball the store without everyone knowing where we were, so we had to park a block or so away and just sit and wait for the alarm to go off and hope that we could get there in time to catch the offender.
For several days the alarm would go off and we'd drive like scalded dogs to the store hoping to see someone, anyone, or a fleeing vehicle in which to pursue....we were looking for ANYTHING and looking hard.
As it happens, one of the officers just happened to be cruising by the store when the alarm went off. He got the dispatch, and whipped into the parking lot and was there less than 5 seconds after he got the dispatch. He sees nothing,checks the front doors to see if they were still locked and then drives around the back. Nothing.
This puzzled him somewhat so he called the Chief around 3 in the morning and informed him of the situation. The Chief, thinking that something in the store was causing it, awoke the owner and they soon met the owner at the store to enter the store and do a walk around. It was time to end this, he said.
All three of them walked around the store looking for something obvious that could have been setting off the alarm. After circling the store numerous times and investigating every thing that came to mind, they gave up and agreed that something was going to have to be done to the alarm and the owner agreed to have the alarm company check it that next morning. As they were walking out, the heater kicked on. When the heater fired up it sound like a jet aircraft spinning up its engines. The Deputy, the last one out the door, just happened to look back and saw a metal rack that contained helium balloons.One of those balloons had gotten loose and the string was caught on the top of the metal rack. The heater duct would blow on that balloon and since it was unrestrained, it would move it all over the place, thus activating one of the motion detectors set up to detect anyone dropping through the ceiling.
He saw it and they put the balloon back in the rack where it belonged. They even kicked the heat on and off a few times to make sure that they found the culprit. There was no alarm.
Our night shift Deputy was the local hero and and even got an honorable mention on the front page of the local paper, and that was the end of the false alarms that the Dollar General Store.
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January 8th, 2011 12:50 PM
Loud noise complaints , where the noise cannot be heard from the outside. Or when its caused by people walking in the apt above the complaintant, causing the flr to creak or normal footsteps to be heard. I mean do these people think that noone else exists around the Apartment Complex?!
LFAs. (Larceny for automobile). People have more money invested in their car stereo and rims than the car is worth, play that loud crap all day, and then act suprised when someone steals it. They want you to try to fingerprint the vehicle and do not understand when you tell them its gonna be hard to catch whoever did this, but they dont even have insurance on the car, let alone the contents.
January 8th, 2011 01:45 PM
Most annoying? Harassment: "yea ma baby daddy is keeps uh callin diz other hoe and I tole him uh stop but he says he aint even doin it" OR "my ex girlfriend called me a loser on facebook" and I wanna "put a warrant on him"
Runner up: Disorder preventions: Can you meet me at the McDonalds so I can meet my ex wife there so I can pick up my kid?
Honorable mention: Delayed assaults: "This girl hit me at the club" (when?) "last week" (do you know who it was?) "no, but i want to put a warrant on her"
A funny one: the guy who locked himself INSIDE his house. Intoxicated to say the least
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