Oops....

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
September 11, 2009 9:23pm CST
So, the roomie had some meds at the pharmacy and we dashed out to get them. Rather than go back in and set the alarm by hand, I pushed the buttons to set it. Now, I haven't been real sure the alarm is really setting - in fact, I know for a fact that a few times at first it didn't. We are halfway to the store when I get a phone call. Its the alarm company wanting to know if I'm alright because, it seems, I had set off the "Panic" button. Well, telling them we'd be home in about 20 minutes (was closer to 30) the alarm company said they had dispatched the police - YIKES! We get home and there's THREE police cars on the corner - heck - that's one more than the police chase the other week! Well, we talk, they say the door wasn't forced or anything and since we were all right and not cowering in a closet they would leave. I told them, what I tell you, that I pity ANYONE that tries to mess with us. At which point the roomie chimed in with: "The last guy that grabbed me can't have children anymore." The cop closest to her said: "On that note, I'm leaving." So, have you freaked out any cops lately? Or done anything stupid, like set off their panic button, like I did?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Sep 09
No I havent but SIL went in and didnt remeber the code to get alarm off then they called the house he didnt remember the password so they ended up calling me where I was and I confirmed that he did indead live there lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Sep 09
I guess that's why I'm glad that I only have a few people that need to know my code
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Sep 09
only the 3 of us know it! and he forgets for he usually dont have to use it as we are with him .
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
12 Sep 09
That sounded like an intersteing situation. I have not panicied any cops recently and I do think think I ever have in my life. but it does seem they cops do come around when you do not need them. lol.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I wouldn't say we PANICKED the police man, but discomforted him
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• United States
13 Sep 09
well that is what the boys in blue get payed for lol.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Not lately, but that is a funny story.
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@savak03 (6678)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I bet that was embarrassing. Astonishing how fast they managed to arrive, too. I don't know if this would be freaking out the cops and it's definitely not recent but it is a story I like to tell. When my last son was just becoming a teenager he started staying out late and hanging out uptown until the wee hours of the morning. We lived in a small town so when I would call the cops it was usually one of two who would end up picking him up. This went on for several months and I tried everything I could to get him to follow the rules. These two cops were also trying to help me get him under control. They suggested a night in juvenile detention might do him some good but when they tried to remand him to the detention center they were refused and told to send him home with his mother (me). Finally I got some advise from my minister and I implemented it. When I did my son ran away from home. I knew where he had gone so I knew he was in no danger and after two days I went to fetch him. I took a friend with me because it was dark and I did not want to drive by myself. Well when I got there the lady of the house denied that was there or that he had ever been there. I called her on her lie because my son's pants were hanging on her clothesline. Anyway I went back to the police station and explained what was going on and that I wanted them to make her produce my son. As I explained the circumstances that led up to his being there this one cop who had not been involved in all the trouble up to now said that I couldn't do what I did to my son. He was implying that I had abused him. I stood there for a minute and thought about what I had been through and how long I had been asking for help and not getting any and then I considered all the ramifications of what he said and this is how I replied. "For the past six months Perry and Wesley have had to drag my son off the streets every morning around 2 or 3 o'clock. They have tried to get the justice system to help me get this child under control but no one has been willing to do what should be done. The government has said that parents cannot discipline their kids and the kids know it, and that is what has created this kind of problem. So, I will tell you that I will discipline my child and you will just have to do what you think is best." My friend just knew they were going to put me in jail. I kinda figured they were too but at that point I didn't care. I went home fully expecting the police to knock on my door with a warrant. Later I found out that my friend had called a bail bondsman who was a personal friend of hers and he woke up a judge. I guess that judge explained the facts of life to that cop because I never heard anymore about it.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
you know, you could've called the cops at the point where the woman refused to let you get your son and SHE might've spent time in jail for abduction
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@savak03 (6678)
• United States
12 Sep 09
You would have thought so right? Unfortunately those little south Georgia towns are a law unto themselves. The cops in her town were more on the ball. We lived on the state line between Georgia an Florida. The Florida cops didn't take too kindly to her custodial interference. On a more positive note he did grow out of that attitude and has become quite responsible.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
that's good to hear, they do often out grow that - if they survive it
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
At leas you know that the Police will attend if anything happens, as long as you don’t have too many false alarms or they will think you’re crying wolf! (LOL) I’ve accidentally set off my house alarm and my big strong protective man slept right though it! When I was working in the bank many moons ago I had a job as a cashier and in those days the alarm could be triggered by pulling out two notes at the same time from two specific clips; if you pulled just one no problem but two would set off a silent alarm that only the Police station up the road could hear internally. I was new at the Branch and I was counting my cash because it was almost closing time and...You guessed it both notes at the same time...Within five minutes the building was surrounded by Police cars and I had no idea that it was me that had instigated it! It was explained to me eventually and I was most embarrassed, what can you do? These things happen!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Sep 09
wow, never knew that, but never knew much about banks... I don't know HOW any one could sleep thru this alarm, it is really loud
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
I know Elic! It is extremely loud! I could not believe the fact that he did not wake up, he is a heavy sleeper but that is beyond the joke! He has not lived that one down for years! I don't know if the banking security system is still like it was because the incident happened many years ago, I imagined it is probably different now and more sophisticated.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 Sep 09
"The last guy that grabbed me can't have children anymore." ROFLLLLLL I LOVED that remarked! No, I don't recall ever freaking a cop out but they sure have freaked me out a few times. Specially when I know darn well I didn't do anything wrong and they pull me over just to say 'thank you for driving safely'. That guy just made my day complete when he said that with a genuine smile. I have 3 safety citations that I keep in my car's wallet in the glove box. They were all handed to me by the sheriff at that. I'm so proud to be able to brag. lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I was pulled over once and I was really angry, because I KNEW I hadn't done anything, I was running home at lunch. As soon as I jumped out of the car and demanded "WHAT?" he waved me off, turned out he was looking for a "black man in a car like yours"
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• United States
12 Sep 09
ummmmmmm....I had no idea you were a man, Elic. -giggling- You sure had me fooled for a long time now.
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Well, not something as drastic as that perhaps! Last night, my son and friend Jordon were leaving our house and headed to church to Praise Band Practice. James called me about 10 minutes after they left and said "Mom, we got stopped at a sobriety checkpoint! The sheriff's deputies were doing breath alyzer tests on all drivers coming through. He asked the guys prior to doing the test on James if either of them had been drinking. Jordon pops off and says "Yes sir, I sure have! I drank two cans of Dr. Pepper before I left the house". James said that he thought the deputy was going to fall out on the concrete he was laughing so hard!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Sep 09
That sounds like something the Jordan I know would say! good KID!
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Way back in the stone age when I was young, someone tried to come into my apartment through the window and I reacted accordingly. The cop that responded to my call--back then they didn't have to travel in pairs--told me that if it ever happened again, let him get all the way in then protect myself, or drag him in afterwards.
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Wow, exciting! LOL I haven't done anything like that lately but back when I was a mobile home park assistant manager and the managers were on vacation, the alarm went off in the office and the police called and I had to run down there and meet the police officer. He was from the K-9 unit so he had me open the office door and then he let the dog run in to look for bad guys. Turns out the bad guy was the nitwit maintenence man (who happened to be my husband at the time!) who hadn't done the alarm right. He almost got ripped to shreds by the police dog, the only thing that saved him was the door to the swimming pool and the cop yelling at him to shut the door. OMG, now that was awful and embarrasing to admit that NOT-smart person was my husband!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
well, he's an EX right? you learned better...
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12 Sep 09
Hi Elic, That must have been so very funny, I can just the the cops face with what the roomie said,lol! Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Yep, he definitely stood up straighter!
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 09
hi elicbxn oh about three years ago I w as still working in'the library when I opened the back door, and went through the' number sequence and everything seemed fine.the alarm was off then five minutes later the fire alarm went off and my hands'were shaking and I misdid it three times so by the time I got it turned off there were three firemen and two paramedics at the front door.I had to go through the whole thing and they sent a repair person to fix the firealarm as it was shorting out thats what set it off. but I tell you I was embarrassed and then my super called and a sked if everything was okay so I had to tell the whole story yet again. he he
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
at least that wasn't YOUR fault the fire alarm system had a fault in it...
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@BarBaraPrz (20787)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Sep 09
I set off the alarm at the policing station once... Man, was it LOUD! They had changed the entry code but not the alarm code. I had the entry code written down on a piece of paper, but when I got inside I completely forgot the alarm code (after almost 5 years!)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
at the POLICE station that's like the Fire station burning down!
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@BarBaraPrz (20787)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Sep 09
Hey, when I was a kid I did see the firechief's house burn down up the street. But this is a community policing centre, staffed by volunteers, not quite the same as an actual precinct station. If there had been anyone else already there, I wouldn't have had to use the codes.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Sep 09
well, ya know, I've always lived in a city so I don't know much about small communities, even when Austin was a much smaller city we still were a CITY
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Sep 09
LOL Nope, can't say that I have! Your roomie is funny Elic.... We have home security but it's not hooked up with any company right now, I'd love to have it up and working but I heard that if it goes off so many times and the cops show up, we could get fined for it. It was years ago that I heard this so I don't know if it's still true or not but it's the reason why I'm afraid to have it turned on. BTW, it came with the house when we bought it.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 Sep 09
well, if it ain't monitored, the cops ain't gonna show up, so it might still scare away burglars - in fact, I had one guy from a protection company give a friend window stickers and said that the sticker along can deter a burglar - and he may be right
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Sep 09
We have the stickers so I HOPE he's right!! lol