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  • They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.
  • BarkingUnicorn: They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.


    Dispatchers will likely do the tweeting, not officers on the road.

    You can easily listen online anyway. Sometimes it is fascinating and yes, sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.

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  • nvmac: sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.


    What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

    "Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

    Loooooooooong pause. Squelch breaks: "Six King 1....*sigh*...10-4, enroute."
  • I wonder if it will only be the calls actually dispatched, or every crank who calls in upset that McDonald's gave them Honey BBQ dipping sauce when they requested Sweet and Sour.
  • I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...
  • GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire


    Giuliani, is that you?
  • GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...


    Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

    /jk
  • I have to say... I'm pretty interested in this
  • Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

    Giuliani, is that you?


    Goddamn I actually did that.

    propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

    Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

    /jk


    Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

    Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.
  • GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

    Giuliani, is that you?

    Goddamn I actually did that.

    propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

    Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

    /jk

    Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

    Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.


    We had something similar happen when a cheap box fan in the basement gave up the ghost. So much smoke. But, the ages old cobwebs looked AWESOME afterwards.
  • Well, there goes my work productivity.
  • GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

    Giuliani, is that you?

    Goddamn I actually did that.

    propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

    Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

    /jk

    Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

    Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.


    Are you sure it wasn't thermite?
  • SilentStrider: This looks promising.


    Glad I provided the entertainment.
  • dramboxf: nvmac: sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.

    What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

    "Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

    Loooooooooong pause. Squelch breaks: "Six King 1....*sigh*...10-4, enroute."


    I cringe when the officer properly guesses the name of the 'perp' and then you hear the same *sigh* and some interesting info from priors.

    Or the most irritating call of all, business and personal alarms going off in heavy storms.

    I was a reserve for a very brief period while i was considering law enforcement, just couldn't do the domestics. I had a loving family life and couldn't handle the dementia that some people live in evey day. It drains you.
  • A lot of "emergencies" could be dealt with common sense or at least having a simple conversation. Unfortunately, most people would rather have emergency personnel do it instead of those same personnel actually responding to, y'know, actual emergencies.
  • Can anyone reading these tweets show up at the scene? Will addresses be included?
  • When Dunwoody incorporated as a city, one of the first thing they did was outlaw backyard coops. I wonder how many calls will be about chickens?
  • i have a friend who is a medic in a very undesirable part of NYC. 90% of his runs are skells calling for an ambulance because "ambulance = free ride to a hot meal in a warm bed" for the night. They are a taxi service for the crackheads and welfare-set. The animals even know how to work the system. They say something like "chest pain" because that is something that cant be ignored.
  • I'm sure nobody will call in stuff to up the humor factor which will help bury legit calls.
  • "Alright, cop time!

    Okay, cop coming out"
  • Only idiots call the police. We don't need to see examples.
  • BarkingUnicorn: They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.


    Holy SHIAT, Right? Just THINK about how much time it takes to send EVERYONE a message in 2012,
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