• Home Invasion Victim Waits One Hour 27 Mins for Police to Arrive



    By AWR Hawkins

    A home invasion victim in Dallas, Texas, called police and waited one hour and twenty-seven minutes for officers to arrive.

    The victim–referred to as “Jamie”–said he was lying in bed when he heard footsteps, and the next thing he heard was the sound of a suspect telling him not to move, as that suspect pressed the barrel of a gun against the back of Jamie’s head.

    According to WFAA, 65-year-old Jamie said, “[The suspect] kept saying, ‘Where is the safe?’ and I would say, ‘I don’t have the safe’ and he would press [the gun] into my head.”

    He called police when the suspect left his bedroom, and police arrived one hour and twenty-seven minutes later.

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    Comments 12 Comments
    1. MachineHead's Avatar
      MachineHead -
      This happened in Dallas, TX. A major city, folks, a major city.

      Jamie’s call is what the Dallas Police Department labels a “Priority 2” call. Such calls are currently “being answered in about 22 minutes,” but Officer Nick Novello said, “In many instances, Priority 2 calls can be held for 30 minutes or up to three or four hours.” The response time for Jamie fell right between Dallas PD’s 22 minute norm and the four hours to which Novello alluded.
    1. robjax's Avatar
      robjax -
      looks like we need to amend that saying "when seconds count"....
    1. SERE's Avatar
      SERE -
      This JOKE shouldn't be becoming a reality:

      How to call the Police…
      True Story From the Meridian, Mississippi STAR

      George Phillips of Meridian Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

      He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” and he said no. Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available.

      George said “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. “Hello. I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now cause I’ve just shot them all.” Then he hung up.

      Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips residence. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policemen said to George: “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

      George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”
    1. Dadstoys's Avatar
      Dadstoys -
      Ok if someone with a gun to your head in your house is priority 2 , what the hell is a priority 1 ?
    1. M1911's Avatar
      M1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dadstoys View Post
      Ok if someone with a gun to your head in your house is priority 2 , what the hell is a priority 1 ?
      2 for 1 at Dunkies?

      I know, cheap shot, but I couldn't pass it up. And I am just kidding.
    1. Bonesinium's Avatar
      Bonesinium -
      Quote Originally Posted by M1911 View Post
      2 for 1 at Dunkies?

      I know, cheap shot, but I couldn't pass it up. And I am just kidding.
      Kidding aside, I imagine the reality is, that may very well be a higher priority than an armed home invasion. As evident by this example. Sad, ain't it?
    1. Mountain's Avatar
      Mountain -
      Really sad, if not criminally negligent. However, wouldn't be a problem at mi casa.

      Got shovel?
    1. xtry51's Avatar
      xtry51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dadstoys View Post
      Ok if someone with a gun to your head in your house is priority 2 , what the hell is a priority 1 ?
      DUI checkpoints, being a flag man in construction and handing out speeding tickets.
    1. amm5061's Avatar
      amm5061 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xtry51 View Post
      DUI checkpoints, being a flag man in construction and handing out speeding tickets.
      Obviously. Those are revenue generating activities. Saving some poor schmuck from being shot in the head by a home invader doesn't bring the department any money.
    1. exodious's Avatar
      exodious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
      Really sad, if not criminally negligent. However, wouldn't be a problem at mi casa.

      Got shovel?
      The courts have ruled that police have no duty to protect individuals, only "the public" as a whole. So the victim would have a hard time pursuing any negligence claim.
    1. Lucus's Avatar
      Lucus -
      WHEN YOU CAN KILL IN TEXAS... Obviously his mistake was not being armed to protect himself...
      http://nation.time.com/2013/06/13/wh...kill-in-texas/
    1. Jconnor93's Avatar
      Jconnor93 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MachineHead View Post
      This happened in Dallas, TX. A major city, folks, a major city.

      A major city literally bleeding police.

      They shouldn't have taken that long.
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