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I called 911 ...Would you do the same??

May 7th, 2008 at 05:28 am

For the first time ever, I had to use my cell phone to dial 911 today.

I was on my way home from work and was taking the fwy offramp when the car ahead of me started doing odd stuff...a passenger had a door open and it just didnt look right...then, the car quickly b-lined it for the opposite side of the offramp and parked on the side in the dirt...and three guys hop out and start walking towards the fwy...holding their hands in the air with a "you want some of this" look...

I look in my rearview mirror and there is a pickup STOPPED in the middle of the offramp...and it starts backing up and suddenly spins around a speeds THE WRONG WAY back down the offramp heading for the freeway...

The guys all turn around and run back to the car laughing...and get in the car.

So, I called 911 and reported it. I hope they cite someone for reckless behavior...

What would you have done??? I definately was in reaction mode when I called, but I still think I did the right thing...but I am curious what others would have done???

I took a mental health day from work yesterday...I can't tell you how amazingly refreshing it was to get up thinking I was going to work and then be able to stay home and recharge the batteries...A WHOLE DAY of guiltless indulgence...I really needed it. I have to say, I had to do double duty today to catch back up (11 hours, with a 15 minute lunch) but I definately feel the unplanned day off was worth it!!

I did things like wash my curtains, sort clothes, sort old mail, read....THANK GOODNESS there are days like that in the craziness of life!!

The next week and a half are going to be very hectic and then things will slow down a little. My next time off is at the beginning of June...so I need to pace things between now and then.

7 Responses to “I called 911 ...Would you do the same??”

  1. debtfreeme Says:
    1210135748

    yes i would have gotten the license number and called.

  2. aevans1206 Says:
    1210155413

    Super shaky. Definitely warrants a 911 call. Glad you enjoyed some relaxation.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:
    1210168555

    Yes, I would've called that in as well!

    Sounds like you had a nice day off. Smile

  4. miclason Says:
    1210172950

    Definetely, calling was the thing to do!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your day off!

  5. monkeymama Says:
    1210174627

    I would have called.

    You were lucky to get through. Out here a 911 call from cell = sit on hold a good 10 minutes minimum. So I don't tend to call unless it is something serious. Likewise, I would have called, but not sure I would have sat on hold 10 minutes...

  6. Ima saver Says:
    1210176727

    I would have called also. I found a man lying in his car with his door open and his little dog running around the parking lot. I don't have a cell, so I asked someone to call. He would not do it, but he let me borrow the cell. The man was high on meth, but at least the dog was saved.

  7. Broken Arrow Says:
    1210177565

    Yes, I would have called. There is a separate number for us to contact the Highway Patrol directly, but above all else, get the plate #!

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