The battered car with the piza delivery sign strapped to the roof , says, "WE DELIVER", no conditions are placed on that announcement. Therefore, it is just possible the lady in Charlotte was correct in her original demand for delivery of a slice of pizza- and where else does one turn for help but to the "help line", 911.
The scariest part of this story is that it was a Domino’s.[:p]
It wasnt a telemarketer tho, because with them I just put the handset on the side and let them talk away. It was a recorded message that tells you youve won a prize and you have to press 0 or 9 to find out how to get the prize or stop them from calling. Its an out and out scam because pressing either of those puts you through to a premium line that racks up the cash. I knew what it was when it came through and tried to hang up, but it just wouldn’t disconnect until the original message was through. Which I found creepy.
BT nailed it. Without being a threat (real threat, not just a nuisance) to herself or others, the police cannot institute a mental hygiene arrest and have her committed for 24 hours for psychiatric observation.
After two times of annoying 911 and the police about her personal problems at being ignored by the pizza parlor, maybe a day or two in the polky will make her realize they are not there to deal with her little problems. When she goes to court, the judge can insist she receive counseling as a condition of parole.
I wonder how the cops would have handled it if the donut shop delivery was delinquent.
Did the police get there in 30 minutes or less?
I’d say that old gal was just crazy ….for pizza
I signed up for the "do not call" lists, both state and national, and since then I haven’t had a problem. Of course now I hardly ever get a phone call but . . . .
I just put telemarketers on hold! I’ll waste their time as much as they waste mine…
Yeah definitely John, but can the first in the queue to be arrested be whatever #$%^&* runs that auto message youve won a prize scam that won’t disconnect as soon as you pick the phone up and it kicks in ? 🙂
She is welcme to use my phone – whenever the telemarketers are not calling in on it. Andd, by theway, can i have the telemarketers arrested and incarcerated for abusing my phone number?
I work two jobs, both of which involve dealing with older people, many of whom have varying degrees of mental health issues. There are a lot of social/healthcare options between letting someone do what they will regardless of the consequences to other and locking them up in jail or hospitalising because they are a " danger to themselves ". If this is the second time this lady has been taken to court over this kind of thing it really seems as though her problems are not being addressed correctly. Because no matter how much I am for the rights of the individual and people taking responsibility for themselves, someone who repeatedly abuses the emergency services in this way is in need of appropriate help.
Can she use your phone?
FREE DOROTHY DINSMORE!!!!!!!!!!
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