I called 911 - On my Mother! A funny story.

United States
March 18, 2007 9:31am CST
Years ago my Mother would come to my house when I was at school to do a load or two of laundry. I gave her a key to the house so she could let herself in. While she was there she would do up any dishes I had in the sink, vaccuum the floors, mop and dust. It was a good trade-off. One morning, around 6:00 a.m. I awoke to hear someone in my kitchen. They were obviously being very quiet, trying not to make noise as to alert anyone that there was an intruder in the house. I quietly tiptoed to the window and glanced into the parking lot. There was no unusual cars there and there were footsteps in the freshly fallen snow that led to my door. I quickly went to my room and grabbed the telephone and dialed "911", went to my daughter's room and woke them and hustled them into my sons' room. The dispatch person asked what my emergency was and I told them that I had an intruder in my home. It was within only a few minutes that a police car pulled into the parking lot with lights flashing and the officer came into the yard. I heard the kitchen door open and some conversation exchange between the officer and the intruder. I thanked the dispatcher and hung up the phone. Then I heard a familiar voice calling up the stairs "Sarina Ann, you called the police on your Mother!" The kids laughed. We all went downstairs. The officer said it was not a problem, better to be safe than sorry. I thanked him for coming so fast. What a chuckle we had over that one. School was cancelled that day due to the snowfall. My Mother joined us for breakfast. The phone rang, it was a family friend who had a scanner and heard my apartment number and possible intruder. What a laugh we got out of that.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I was just laughing at this and my hubby came in to see what I was reading. He thought I wrote it. It totally sounds like something that would happen in my family,LOL!
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Mar 07
That is a great story. Don't yo wonder how many people would have let the police haul Mom away. My ex-'s parents used to come over, any time they wanted, I never would give them the key for that reason, it was a 6 AM visit, to say come over for breakfast at 11. We both had phones. They just wanted us to get up at the same hours they did.
• Romania
18 Mar 07
oh well it's good that you were so quick to phone to the police. maybe if there was an intruder, you would have managed to get rid of him without any damages. so don't feel ashamed, things happen! if there was an intruder inside my house, i don't know what i would really do... i guess i'd freak out and just stay there waiting for some sort of salvation, i don't know! lol!
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• Egypt
19 Mar 07
its funny story but can i ask ya question... is that ur really story or fabricated :D lol
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• United States
19 Mar 07
True story. My life is full of stories, strange, but true.
@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I am sure once you realized it was your mother it was rather funny. That story is about as funny as my 911 call. I was sitting one night on the phone with the guy i was dating at the time. The phone we have in the living room has the phone pad on the top of the face of the phone. It sits on the coffee table.Well i was sitting back in the chair just chatting away. Here one of the cats jumped up on the coffee table. When she use to want to be picked up or get you off the phone to giver her attention she would walk around and around and around the cofee table till you got off the phone. Well one of her trips around the top of the table she stepped on the phone. I thought she just disconnected the phone call because the person i was talking to was gone. so i hung up the phone. No sooner did i hang up the phone but it rang. Thinking it was the person that the cat hung up on, i was laughing when i answered. To my surprise, i hear " 911 whats your emergency?" i was like what??? i said i am so sorry, my cat stepped on the phone and hit the emergency button, noone the less the police still came out and checked. Needless to stay we deleted the emergency button.
• United States
23 Mar 07
That is why I don't have 911 on speed dial on my phone. My cats are all over the place and it wouldn't take much for them to walk across the phone and dial a number.
• United States
18 Mar 07
LOL Oh my gosh! I almost peed on myself! That was the funniest story! I bet your mom was in shock when the police came in! I can only imagine my embarassement! LOL But, as the officer said, better safe than sorry. I love this story! Your kids and grandkids and great grandkids will be telling this story! LOL
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@bethed (278)
• United States
19 Mar 07
My one year old son called 911 one time.I was so embarassed.Gratefully the 911 dispatcher could tell it was a child and called back to make sure everything was legit before he sent someone out.I felt like a horrible mom.So I guess we all have our 911 stories!!!!
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
19 Mar 07
I guess if your Mother didn't usually come that early, you wouldn't be expecting to hear sounds! A bit embarrassing for you. Actually you stayed calm and in control calling 911 and moving your kids. At least you know that you can act rationally in an emergency. After all, you weren't to know it was your Mother.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
She never came to the house that early. Her friend dropped her off on his way to work that morning. She usually dropped him off, but didn't want to drive in the snow and had laundry to do. After that event, she would let me know in advance when she was planning to come to the house.
@owensmom (23)
• United States
19 Mar 07
That is a funny story. My son called 911 before. He was only 3 at the time. We layed down for a nap together one afternoon and he must have gotten up without waking me and grabbed the phone. All I know is I'm waking up to this pounding on the door and I look out my window to see 2 cop cars in my driveway. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack because at the time my mom had not been doing so well she has bipolar. When I answered the door the officer says is everything ok here. I said yeah and he said they recieved a call and it sounded like a child in trouble or that someone was hurt. I said no and went and picked up the phone off the floor and nsure enough on the other end was an operater just saying hello repeatedly. I was so embarrassed. The cops kind of laughed and said they were glad everything was alright. By the time they left all the nieghbors were on there porches just looking at me. I had just moved there about a week ago so who knows what they were thinking.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
LOL, that story is just too funny. It's true though, better to be safe than sorry! I'm sure it's one your kids will remember for a long time too. If you like to scrapbook, it'd be a good one to put in. You don't always need pictures ya know, journaling the events of the day would be pretty kewl and embelish with police vehicle and a snowscape with foot prints in the snow. Thanks for sharing!
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@eshuniki (132)
• India
19 Mar 07
That was hilarious,but poor mom she must hav been so surprised.
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@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh, that was so funny, and I bet you get laughs out of that still. She was a sweetie to help you out that way, and you her. I have called the police a time or two on suspicious activity, and have been told the same thing, when it tuned out not to be dangerous. "Better safe than sorry" aren't those officers nice!
@Atomw7 (2)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Haha, I actually almost did this same thing on my grandma! She came in early one day about the same time as your mother. She picked up some glasses that I had sitting downstairs, and it sounded like breaking glass from upstairs. Though, I heard her talking to my dog and luck for her I didn't call.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
Sarina Ann...what a beautiful name. WOW! And what a terrific story. You must get lots of mileage out of that one. And you tell it incredibly well. I (who have never seen snow) was looking out that same window...I also saw nothing unusual..but I saw light reflecting blue off the snow and making the dark more light and the occasional snowflake drifting down, twinkling in the otherwise still and from where I was peering out, silent light. I crept to your room behind you and felt you being careful and whispering as clearly as you could. Hushing the kids. Congratulations on a really good short story. Wish I could return one about emergency calls but I only ever did one and I have no memory past the fact that I called 000 and the operator asking if I needed to be contected to: "Police, Ambulance Or Fire Brigade?"
• United States
20 Mar 07
I am sure that my Mother will enjoy reading this one. I haven't heard it told at our family gatherings in quite some time. I am sure that this will be the prompt to get it started again.
• Egypt
19 Mar 07
what is the hell you doing with your mumm? is that what kids treated their parents in usa ..evrybody call 911 for silly things like you did ..if im sorry i just sorry for this poor mumm
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• United States
19 Mar 07
That is how we treat an emergency situation. I did not know it was my mother in the house at the time.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Too funny! Sound like something I would do too. I know that I have called the police for a few things while living at my parents house. One was on my broter! He was breaking in to the house in the middle of the night and so I called the police. It was just tooo funny. He had moved out, but decided in the middle of the night to come back, but I had already taken up his room and at the time he was 25, old enough to know better. The dog almost killed him too; he got bit in the leg for his efforts.
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
yeah its good to get a chuckle out of things like that. but in way if you didnt ring the police and you went downstairs to see the intruder it could of got nasty if it wasnt your mother. better to be safe than sorry. the only time i called 000 (which is 911 over there) actually 3 times before, once a fire on the side of the road that a truck started then once when my neice had an epileptic fit (which wasnt nice site) and the last time i had to ring because my sister boyfriend went stupid and it was funny as you said about your friend hearing it on the scanner. so did mine and he on phone straight away make sure we all right because the police actually said it was because a boyfriend got abusive..
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@ipodbaby (53)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
As what the officer had said..better to be safe than sorry. If i was on your situation, i'd do the same thing. I don't want to risk my family's life over some suspicious intruders. If it was a real intruder, then what could possibly happen with you and your family? So i think you just did the right thing. And the next time that you feel suspicion over something, don't hesitate to call again 911 =)
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@racheld (840)
• United States
19 Mar 07
That is a funny story! At least you know you can count on the police to arrive rather quickly in a scary situation!!
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@drd_ebiz (82)
• India
19 Mar 07
ha ha ha...really funny ...you did a fine job sharing the story with us all...thre r stories in our life whch enliven our spirit, make us laugh...it happens with every body....the more we share such stories mre will b th laugher, more will b our spirit.....
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• Philippines
19 Mar 07
LOL what a cool story! Hehehe but yeah the dispatcher is right, its better to be safe than sorry! Good for you though! Have a nice day ahead!
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