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One reason to carry is for the simple fact that police can take an average of 5-10 minutes to respond. However, this one lady had the worst experience after she had to dial 9-1-1 again after an hour had passed and no police had arrived yet.
Here is how the story unfolded. The woman at 210 Richmond Avenue called 9-1-1 at 3:05 a.m. to report that men were breaking into her home. She grabbed her pistol and fled upstairs thinking that the police would show up and catch the thieves red handed.
For some reason though the regional dispatcher said that an officer was not dispatched until the lady called back at 4:08 to report that she had shot an intruder.
The local news agency was able to obtain the transcripts of the 9-1-1 call:
“Someone’s trying to break into my house,” said the caller in the 3:05am 9-1-1 call.
“Can you still hear anyone out there?” dispatch responded.
The caller said she was upstairs, armed with her gun.
“OK, just keep an eye out for the officer and call us back if you hear anything else,” said the dispatcher, then the call was ended.
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