Do you remember playing telephone as a child? A group of you would whisper a message to each other along a line and see if it stayed intact and coherent from the first person to the last. Well, unfortunately in real life the results aren’t as hilarious if you are waiting for the police to help you.
In Dallas, a man who defended his store while being robbed by 4 armed gunmen had to wait 74 minutes for the police to arrive because the 911 operator couldn’t understand what he was saying. Fortunately for the store manager he had his .38 revolver and was able to drive the attackers off and shooting one.
Yet it took so long for the police to arrive the manager decided to go home and wait. When the police finally showed up they called him to come back and give his report. I shudder to think what would happen if the man had been unarmed and was shot by the assailants and had to wait around for over an hour before help arrived.
You can see the surveillance video along with hearing the 911 call at girlsjustwannahaveguns.com
After listening to the 911 tape with my eyes closed (so as not to read the captions but just to listen) I’ll admit the guy was winded because of the excitement and had a slight accent but some things he said are clear as day, namely: 2 guys had a gun…shot them
How this was downgraded to a simple robbery allowing the cops to take their sweet ole time getting their is beyond me.
But shame on the 911 operator for not asking follow up questions if she didn’t understand the man. Someone innocent could really have been bleeding to death because she didn’t take the time to be clear.
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