Doorbell rang in the middle of the night

@rosekiss (30127)
Eugene, Oregon
September 18, 2015 10:15am CST
I was in a deep sleep, when all of a sudden, my pomeranian, started barking feriously, and ran into the living room. I was about to tell her to stop barking, when I heard the doorbell then too. I didn't know who it was, so I yelled out , and asked who it was. When I heard police department, I was frantic, as I didn't know what to think. I opened the door, and there stood four officers, and the whole enchilada. Police cars, paramedic truck and fire engine. Basically, what it was, they had heard an alarm, or what they thought was an alarm coming from the garage. I told them it wasn't an alarm, as it was an old smoke detector, that was beeping. I couldn't figure out how to get the battery out, so I throught it in the garbage. Well, it went nuts, and wouldn't stop beeping. Anyway, they werre concerned that something had happened, as they were called by the neighbors. I was glad they were there, but also, so embarrassed, as it was a false alarm. It did make me feel good though, that they thought enough of me to come and see if I was okay. I told them thank you, and I was glad they were there, and they were very glad it was a false alarm. In the light of all the police officer shootings lately, it was a very good thing that they were good cops who were willing to help if necessary. At least I know, that God forbid anything happen, that I can count of them being here for me.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
19 Sep 15
Yes, although potntially embarrassing, it's good to know you can get help if you ned it.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Sep 15
It was very embarrassing, that is for sure. I was embarrassed telling them what the beeping noise was. I am not sure what they thought, all I know is thery were glad it wasn't serious or that I got hurt. I am just wondering how many of those kinds of calls they get? I bet not many.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
19 Sep 15
@rosekiss nothing like being unique!
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Sep 15
@valmnz I can only imagine what they thought about the whole thing.
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@kevin1877uk (35480)
18 Sep 15
Oh wow amazing story, glad it was a false alarm.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 15
Boy, so am I. I think they thought so too. I am glad that they came to check up on me though. It made me feel better knowing they were here.
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@LadyDuck (109498)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 15
Oh my, I am sure you were embarrassed, but at least you had the proof that in case of need the police will come.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 15
Yes, I certainly did. I think they were very glad that it was a false alarm too. I never expected that to happen, and it is something that I will remember for a long time.
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@xFiacre (9870)
• Ireland
18 Sep 15
Yes, that would be embarrassing! Reassuring too as you say.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 15
I was happy they were here, but ejmarrassed that they were called in the first place. The thing of it is, no one knew what it was, so they figured it was best to call them to make sure I was safe.
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@birjudanak (7167)
• India
6 Dec 15
its really good service there and also good neighbor that who think for you and ask to police to come and see whats happened.and its also good that it was false because if there is thief then may be you are in trouble or he stole something. but good work of police that come in quick time.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Dec 15
It was embarrassing, but at the same time, I am glad that they were there, as it lets me know, that they do care about the ciitizens, and want to make sure that they are well taken care of.
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• India
6 Dec 15
@rosekiss yes this is really good service that they come at first ring and care for citizen,its not seen at every where while call police and they come imminently, they prove that they are good officer.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Dec 15
@birjudanak Even though it was nothing to worry about, the fact that they came to my door, does show me they take their job seriously.
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@sharon6345 (98813)
• United States
18 Sep 15
That was great they were there. I sure do hope someone at least took that thing out because,someone some where could have been in real danger and need those cops.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Sep 15
i had put the smoke alarm in the garbage, and it has since been picked up, so noone will have to hear it go off anymore. It sure was loud and annoying.
@jstory07 (57646)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Sep 15
That would be scarey to see police people at your door in the middle of the night.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 15
It was, as my first thought was what did I dowrong? That is the first time that has happened, and I hope it doesn't happen again. It was very scary, and afterwards, I had a hard time going back to sleep.
• United States
19 Sep 15
Oh wow. That was thoughtful of the neighbors who called in a report for you, and the officers responding to the call. However, did you get at least one of them to tend to the alarm for you?
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Sep 15
No, as it was at the bottom of the dumpster. i wouldn't want them to root through the garbage to get to it. Anyway, it is gone now as they came picked the garbage up today.
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• United States
19 Sep 15
@rosekiss Oh ok. Well, at least you got rid of the beeping. I am sure you were embarrassed, but being an outsider it sounds kind of funny.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
@TexanTornado Actually, after they left, I did laugh about it as I thought it was funny and embarrassing. I got my laugh early that day.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
5 Jan 16
Better safe than sorry, and atleast your neighbors are attentive lol
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
5 Jan 16
That they certainly are.I was glad that they came even though it was really nothing. It just goes to show that they were concerned for my welfare, and wanted to make sure that nothing had happened to me. For that, I will alwasy be grateful.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
5 Jan 16
@rosekiss Indeed, I wish my neighbors were half as nice and caring lol
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
5 Jan 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX All of us prtty much keep to ourselves, but we all do look out for each other, and that is a great thing.
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@sofssu (14749)
22 Sep 15
I am glad you have neighbors who care enough to call the police. I am sure it was embarrassing and its good that they responded so well.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Sep 15
Yes, it was very embarrassing not only for me, but I think it was for them too, as they came to a false alarm. I am glad they were there though, as I know I can count on them if I ever need them.
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@sofssu (14749)
23 Sep 15
@rosekiss So true. You can feel safe and secure, even if you really never have to call them at any point in your life.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Sep 15
@sofssu That is the best part of it, as I know that they will here if and when I ever need them. I am sure that it was an embarrassment though, as much as it was an embarrassement for me as well.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Sep 15
I would have been a little embarrassed too but it's such a good thing that you have caring neighbors who were concerned about you.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
I am too, as we all are quiet people, and we don't bother each other, but on the other hand we would help each other out if need be. I am glad that they are concerned about me too;
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Sep 15
@rosekiss My brother is a manager over student housing and we live on property. I don't think any of our students would be so caring
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 15
@simone10 Having caring neighbors is great as I know I can depend on them. The sturdents probably just don't think about helping other people in that way.
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@SIMPLYD (73165)
• Philippines
19 Sep 15
That' s good 'at least now you know indeed that when you really need them , they will be there .
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
That is what I am thinking too. In light of all the police involved shootings lately, it is sure nice to know that there are some that actually do their jobs and protect the citizens.
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@SIMPLYD (73165)
• Philippines
21 Sep 15
@rosekiss I had that experience . I called the police long time ago because the laborers of the new house being constructed beside us were shouting bad words at us . They arrived after 10 minutes . Complete with rifles.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Oh wow. I bet that scared them but good. I know it would me.
@GreatMartin (4317)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Sep 15
Police do a lot more good than bad but people forget that.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Sep 15
That is true, and in the light of the plice involved shootings, it is really nice to see police do their job and care enough to be there.
@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 15
I'm surprised that you were able to go to sleep while it was beeping, but glad that you can rely on the police if you should need them.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Sep 15
Once I put it in the garbage dumpster, I never heard it anymore, but the neighbors did. That is why the police were called. At least I can rely on them when I need them.
@Tampa_girl7 (21012)
• United States
20 Sep 15
It is good to know that they would come if it had been an emergency.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
that is what I am thinking too. Not that I am glad they came, because it was embarrassing, it is just that i know I can count on them if I ever need them.
@Susan2015 (17640)
• United States
20 Sep 15
At least you know they will show up to help. That's a good thing.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
I certainly do agree. I was so glad that they came, even though it was a false alarm, as I know they will be there when I really do need them.
@Shellyann36 (7456)
• United States
20 Sep 15
It is great that your neighbors and the police responded as such. Are you close to your neighbors? It helps when folks help each other out. Glad nothing was seriously wrong. A great story to tell to friends and family.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
Actually, I don't really talk to my neighbors, but the one next door to me came to my door the day before and said she heard the alarm and wondered what it was. I told her, but I thihk she may have told the police which is fine too.
@sprite1950 (1439)
• Corsham, England
19 Sep 15
That would have scared me too! I've had police come looking for my son in the middle of the night as he's a bit of a bad boy but as you say at least they were looking out for you.
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 15
Yes there were. I think they were glad it wasn't anything serious. I don't know how many false alarms they do get, but this one was a funny one to me anyway.
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