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    I could not beleive this story

    Mom Dies After Boy's 911 Call Considered Prank
    Detroit Police Investigate

    UPDATED: 3:18 pm EDT April 7, 2006

    DETROIT -- A 6-year-old boy's 911 call for help was thought to be a prank, but the call was real and the boy's mother died, according to WDIV-TV in Detroit.

    Robert Turner called 911 to get help for his mother, Sherel Turner, 46, whom he found lying unconscious on the kitchen floor of their Detroit apartment in February, the station reported.

    "Then I had felt her tummy. She wasn't breathing. Then I had called 911," said Robert. "I told them to send an emergency truck right now."

    911 Operator: "911. What's the problem?"

    Robert: "My mom has passed out."

    The 911 operator, however, did not take him seriously and told him to stop playing on the phone, the station reported.

    911 Operator: "Where's the grownups at?"

    Robert: (Inaudible)

    911 Operator: "Let me speak to her before I send the police over there."

    "I tried to tell them she wouldn't talk," said Robert.

    Robert: (Inaudible)

    911 Operator: "I don't care. You shouldn't be playing on the phone. Now put her on the phone before I send the police out there to knock on the door and you gonna be in trouble."

    Robert: "Ugh!" (Hangs up.)

    Kimberly Harris, the union president of AFSCME Local 1023, said more than a quarter of phone calls received by 911 operators are prank calls. She also said that everybody does not express their pain or emergencies the same way.

    "That operator could have had five prank calls. Kids calling in prior to that call. And please, don't think that I am trying to make an excuse. That was a tragedy," said Harris.

    Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired.

    "I know that operator. I know that she is a very good operator," said Harris. "She is very thorough."

    Robert said every time someone talks about his mother, he starts crying.

    Police continue to investigate.


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    i can see it fromboth sides.
    not good either way

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    That is crazy...I am sorry but every call should be taken serious. Whether you assume it is a prank or not, cause just like in this case...you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prinzez Diva
    That is crazy...I am sorry but every call should be taken serious. Whether you assume it is a prank or not, cause just like in this case...you never know.
    yea but I can still understand if you get them back to back.
    sometimes you have to make a judgement call(no pun intended)

    if they send resources out to all these fake calls they will end up inflicting damage as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    yea but I can still understand if you get them back to back.
    sometimes you have to make a judgement call(no pun intended)

    if they send resources out to all these fake calls they will end up inflicting damage as well
    That I do understand, but as it appears in this case (and of course you can't believe everything you read ), the dispatcher APPEARS not even willing to listen and do what is expected of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prinzez Diva
    That I do understand, but as it appears in this case (and of course you can't believe everything you read ), the dispatcher APPEARS not even willing to listen and do what is expected of them.
    again
    judgement call.
    sometime you are on the money and sometimes you are not
    (may sound cold but such is life)
    Im sure if she thought it was real she would have sent someone.

    its reasons like this tha tpeople need to stop playing on the phone......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    again
    judgement call.
    sometime you are on the money and sometimes you are not
    (may sound cold but such is life)
    Im sure if she thought it was real she would have sent someone.

    its reasons like this tha tpeople need to stop playing on the phone......
    That is the bottom line for real!!

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    its sad period but i can see it either way
    “A sharp knife never proclaims it’s sharpness to the world…but the first to fall against it becomes it’s advocate.”

    You can put any face behind a mask but be careful cos someone else might be pretending. You might not be the only one with a secret -- Cassie/Gretel

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    Well when them lil whiteboys call dey does run tuh help and put them on tv and say they is hero........

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