Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do You Know About The *112 Feature On CellPhones?

From email I received on Today....
Some knew about the red light on cars, but not the *112.

It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and
Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An
UNMARK ED police car pulled up behind
her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents
have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather
to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents
advice, and promptly called *112 on her cell
phone to tell the police dispatcher that she
would not pull over right away. She proceeded
to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked
police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't,
and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and
that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted
for other crimes.

I never knew about the
*112 Cell Phone Feature,
but especially for a woman alone in a car, you
should not pull over for an unmarked car.
Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place.

*Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility confirmed
that *112 was a direct link
to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to
let your friends know about *112.
You may want to Send this to every
woman (and man) you know; it may save a life.

This applies to ALL 50 states

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