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by Peter Moskos

March 8, 2011

"Hello, 911, I broke into this house... can you send police?"

I wonder how this call came out. "Homeowner in his own home"?

[thanks to A.H.]


MisguidedPotential said...

I had a good laugh with this one. Reminds me of the people who call 911 because someone stole their illegal drugs.

Alex Holden said...

Here's a new one in that vein:


PCM said...

You'd be surprised how many calls police get about being "robbed" of $20 by a drug dealer. But we'd usually laugh at the person rather than lock him up.

Once I got a call about real robbery that involved a lot of drug money. The victims never actually confessed to a crime, but they were pretty straight with me. There was mutual understanding.

I was willing to investigate (more so than most other cops). Just because it was drug money from drug dealers didn't mean it wasn't a real armed robbery. And the victims were far more cooperative than most people I dealt with.

If I a solved the case, not only could I arrest a few armed robbers, but I might also have been able to prevent a future retaliatory killing.

I didn't solve the case.