Teri Bice awoke recently to the sound of someone trying to break down the door of her New Orleans home. She then did what most Americans would do…she dialed 911. The only problem was no one answered at the other end . . .
She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD’s non-emergency line; and one to NOPD’s Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion.
The problem appears to be a lack of sufficient operators for the city’s 911 system, and too many non-emergency callers. Bice credits the family dog with scaring off the home invader(s) that night.
Teri has since decided that relying on police to arrive in time might not be the way to go and recently bought a Taurus .32. It’s a brilliant bit of active deterrence to show the revolver (clearly loaded) to the TV cameras. Would you decide to invade her house now?
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