*Omg. Omg. Omg.Somebody at 9-1-1 dropped the ball, and now a teen is dead. The 16-year-old male had called 9-1-1 — twice — pleading for help, but was later found dead in his SUV.
A 9-1-1 dispatcher who was involved in the incident has since been placed on administrative leave. But everyone is wondering why the teen’s frantic pleas for help never reached the paramedics.
Now an internal investigation has been directed by the local police chief into the actions of all employees involved in Plush’s two desperate calls to 911 before he died from asphyxia due to chest compression. Continue reading →
*Some people think they can just get away with anything, unscathed. Hey, everybody knows I just love animals. But with this story I realize even I have a limit. An Ohio woman called 911 (scroll down to listen) and told them to “Hurry!” because she had a “Boa constrictor stuck to my face!”
No sh*t. That’s what she said.
Now before we go any further I will admit: I was young and stupid once. I actually let someone place a boa constrictor (a friend’s pet) around my neck. His name was “Dylan” — you may have heard this story before, because its not the first time I’ve told it.
Matter of fact, I even baby-sat, er, snake-sat the 8-ft reptile while my friend ran errands. She kept him in one of those big glass cases you see in jewelry shops. Dylan was cool. Accustomed to being around people — this girl was an artist. And he was fast. I had always thought huge snakes were too heavy to be fast, but I was wrong!
Dylan would glide around the perimeter of a room like nobody’s business. OMG and he was sneaky. He’d hide in drawers and shit, I’m told.
Years later, I guess Dylan outgrew being anybody’s pet and ended up biting my friend on the arm.
Like I said: I was young and stupid once. Wouldn’t do that today.
But what’s this old dame’s excuse?
Even the 911 operator had to repeat the statement: “You have a boa constrictor on your face?” in that usual deadpan “what’s YOUR story” voice.
*An event that was supposed to be fun has ended in the death of one of its participants. Now an entire college is mourning the loss of Caitlin Nelson, a popular 20-year old that attended Sacred Heart University in Hartford Connecticut.
This is not the first atrocity this family has suffered. Caitlin’s dad, James Nelson, was a victim of the September 11 attacks on America. Continue reading →
*A 9-year-old girl in the car with her drunken father begged him to pull over as she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. Man, can I relate to this one! All I will say right here is it takes me back to my own childhood, and makes me remember to appreciate and always show gratitude for the fact that I am still here.
?Hello, is this 911? ? The only person that?s here is my dad and he?s drunk,? the girl, whose younger sister was also in the car, told the police dispatcher during a 17-minute call on Sunday. ?Help me, please! Help me!?
The harrowing incident occurred in late January according to the New York Post; while the father, identified as 36-year-old Wesley Charles Burgner, was traveling from Atlanta to the home of his parents in St. Simons, according to reports by?Fox8.com.
?I don?t know where we?re going. He?s driving really fast,? the frightened child told the dispatcher. ?I think I?m going to get into a wreck.? Continue reading →