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Asher
13-04-2005, 21:47:06
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=757&e=10&u=/ap/20050413/ap_on_re_us/dispatcher_s_joke

911 Dispatcher Reprimanded Over Wisecrack

1 hour, 9 minutes ago

WATAUGA, Texas - A 911 dispatcher was reprimanded for responding to a mother's plea for help with an unruly child by saying: "OK. Do you want us to come over to shoot her?"

"I admit what I did. It was stupid, it was inexcusable and I'm sorry," said dispatcher Mike Forbess.

The woman, identified only as Lori in Wednesday's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, said she recently phoned authorities after coming home to find her daughters fighting. She told the dispatcher that her 12-year-old had kicked a hole in the door.

After Forbess' comment, the woman fell silent for about five seconds.

"Are you there?" Forbess asked.

"Excuse me?" the woman asked.

Forbess, a dispatcher for five years at the Watauga Department of Public Safety, told her he was joking and apologized. But the woman was offended, and Forbess immediately told his supervisor what happened.

"This type of response cannot be tolerated, and this letter shall serve as notice that any future unprofessional responses while answering the 911 line will be cause for termination," Police Chief David Van Laar wrote to Forbess.

Watauga is a Fort Worth suburb of about 22,100 residents.
You know it was worth it.

Cruddy
13-04-2005, 21:48:46
A tad insensitive. I'd have asked if the child was OK.

Then I'd have taken the "criminal damage" route.

Provost Harrison
13-04-2005, 22:00:52
Did they send someone to shoot her?

HelloKitty
13-04-2005, 22:38:55
It was Texas, why didn't the mother just shoot her in the legs and drag her behind thier pickup a few miles?

Koshko
13-04-2005, 22:41:14
They probably should just shoot the mother for likely being a shitty parent.

dv8ed
13-04-2005, 22:56:45
Yeah, should have just arrested both kids for disturbing the peace. I mean, she obviously wanted some sort of police intervention...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-04-2005, 08:33:10
Q1: Do you call in enforcements by 911 against your own children?

Q2: What kind of shitty doors do Texans have? Easily kicked in so you can shoot more people?

Gary
14-04-2005, 09:09:15
Bleeding humourless public turning the world into a place where you daren't say owt. I agree, should've shot her first.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-04-2005, 09:10:15
But he'll have learnt his lesson. Next time he'll say: "OK. Do you want us to come over to shoot you?"

Funko
14-04-2005, 09:12:31
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Q1: Do you call in enforcements by 911 against your own children?

Of course not, which is why the dispatcher was taking the piss out of her...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-04-2005, 09:16:23
"Of course not"

At the risk of ph-ing: This is America, Texas even...

Diss
14-04-2005, 09:38:19
sounds like something I'd say if I was a 911 dispatcher

Diss
14-04-2005, 09:39:22
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Q1: Do you call in enforcements by 911 against your own children?

Q2: What kind of shitty doors do Texans have? Easily kicked in so you can shoot more people?

they are called trailers. some fancier names are manufactured homes or mobile homes.

Drekkus
14-04-2005, 12:13:19
Aren't people who call 911 for nothing fined?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-04-2005, 14:48:06
The original story sounds like my home and The Boy. He's like that, and we have called the police a few times to intervene. LoC had two little ones to look after, and it's not always possible to prevent the Boy from rampaging around outside the house throwing loaded cats at the window.

Of course, they do stuff all. They come, talk to him like he can be reasoned with, then depart. A bit of police brutality wouldn't go astray IMHO, but they seem to be the sensitive new age police force.

The Boy is developing a lack of fear and rspect for the police. One day, he'll turn into a thug and we'll be visiting him in juvie. Idiot.

protein
14-04-2005, 14:50:38
Do you want me to come over there and shoot him?

Drekkus
14-04-2005, 14:54:49
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
The original story sounds like my home and The Boy. He's like that, and we have called the police a few times to intervene. LoC had two little ones to look after, and it's not always possible to prevent the Boy from rampaging around outside the house throwing loaded cats at the window.

Of course, they do stuff all. They come, talk to him like he can be reasoned with, then depart. A bit of police brutality wouldn't go astray IMHO, but they seem to be the sensitive new age police force.

The Boy is developing a lack of fear and rspect for the police. One day, he'll turn into a thug and we'll be visiting him in juvie. Idiot. You should contact those Nanny TV program producers. Either they will turn that kids to normal, or go flat on their faces when they can't handle him.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-04-2005, 15:09:24
They've probably got a clause stipulating no emotionally disturbed or brain damaged tards, bastards.

Drekkus
14-04-2005, 15:25:02
damn them!

protein
14-04-2005, 15:32:52
shoot them!

Funko
14-04-2005, 15:33:52
Invite them over and give the kid a gun!

Venom
14-04-2005, 15:40:38
What a stupid mother.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-04-2005, 15:40:38
Puh. At first I was really scared, as I read "pun".

Provost Harrison
14-04-2005, 18:37:40
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
...throwing loaded cats at the window...

How does he catch them? And quite how he must 'load' them beggars belief...

Oerdin
14-04-2005, 18:40:03
People like that woman should be allowed to breed.

JM^3
14-04-2005, 18:41:58
I agree

everyone should be allowed to breed, unless they abuse their own youn g(in which case thety should go to prison)

JM

Oerdin
14-04-2005, 18:49:46
Opps, I hate it when typos like that happen. :lol: