Re: DeltaFoxtrot | 7:08 p.m. June 11, 2011 "I assume at no point in
this 9 mile "pursuit" did Grandma think to call 911"There are those among us who think cell phones have some mysterious power to
save our lives ..... assuming of course we don't get placed on hold because
someone else has called to complained about the neighbor's cat, barking dog, or
flat tire they need an officer to fix.This dude is lucky granny only
pointed a camera at him. If she'd shot him most juries here would want to award
her with a medal.
This reminds me of a time when I was followed by an irate motorist who was
honking and flashing his lights. I did not have my phone on me, and I realized
that driving home was not an option. I decided to drive to the police
department, all the while being followed by the irate motorist. When I got
close to the police, he was suddenly gone .... problem solved.
DeltaI'm glad she didn't distract herself by phoning - she already
had enough to deal with while driving and watching out for this character's
I think there is a good point to made here. If she knew she was being followed,
pulling over at all is a safety risk. If someone is following you she should
have called the police, end of story.Realize that making claims that
people should call 9-11 aren't the same as justifying the guy who followed her.
I think she should have called, but I do not justify his actions whatsoever.--On a side note... this gives me an idea. What if we could
register an email address with the DMV or something and if people complained
about our License plate number, we would get notified of the complaint. I'm sure
there are plausible good things to this and plenty of horrible things that
people would say make it not be a possible good thing... I'm just saying it's an
idea and one I haven't considered. (I only thought of it as a means of reducing
the number of 'I'll follow you cause you can't get away it that' kind of
road-rage incidents that take place.Just a thought
Delta - What, it's not enough that she snapped this photo?
I assume at no point in this 9 mile "pursuit" did Grandma think to
call 911 and tell the operator that she was being chased by someone.