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Old 02-15-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Here's an idea for some cheap entertainment:

Serial 911 Caller Made More Than 27,000 Calls

...The 911 calls started flooding in last May. The caller responded to emergency operators with bodily noises, muttering and pressing beep tones.

...When asked why he made the calls, he replied: "Because it's free."
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Penny-wise and pound foolish. Now he's going to have attorney fees to pay.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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Penny-wise and pound foolish. Now he's going to have attorney fees to pay.

They might give him a place to live though.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Wireless Enhanced 911 (location info for cell phones) was supposed to be implemented in 2001. It's kind of sad that here in 2008 it's still considered an experimental technology that they only thought to try after 27,000 calls from the same number.

Twice when I've called 911 on a cell phone, the rescuers went to the wrong location first. Once it was my fault for giving a wrong address, and the other time it was their fault for misinterpreting me.

I called 911 a third time recently, and this time I learned my lesson... before making the call I got an address from my gps and then while on the line I walked around looking for a physical address to confirm. It was hard to take the time to do that when the guy was screaming and spasming from what I later learned was anaphylactic shock. But in the end help arrived quickly.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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Retired, Bored, Frugal...I think you have to add another term...Nuts.
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