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A Pendleton man at 3:43 a.m. called 9-1-1, whispering he is in a house across from an upholstery shop on Southwest Court Avenue and some guys are trying to break in. The caller gave a name and said he was in his friend’s house and does not know the address or even the color of the residence. He also told dispatchers that his friend was in the house, but the caller would not give his friend’s name (or, the dispatcher noted, “it was unintelligible as most of the conversation was.”[)]

The man called 9-1-1 several more times around 4:17 a.m., whispering again. “On all subsequent calls, he would not give a more specific location than ‘Court Street,’ and that there was someone there to get him,” the dispatcher reported. Each time the man disconnected line when the dispatcher asked more questions . . .

The man called again at 5:15 a.m. and gave an understandable name. He said he “was extremely paranoid” and “there were several subjects outside the residence with shotguns,” the dispatcher reported.

Officers determined the house was at 507 S.W. Court Ave., and while caller said there were people outside with shotguns, officers were sitting directly outside the residence and saw no one.

The man repeatedly refused to open the door and meet with an officer. Police finally  cleared out because the man refused to cooperate with them.

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  1. RF – I am not following on this story – do I need to take that “read between the lines” class again?

  2. I it is referring to the unsettling power of the sattelite that can zero in on you. I love how you can pull up your address on Google and see a picture of your home, taken at some point and time…

      • Most current versions do but they may be behind the software curve. It used to be called “enhanced 9-1-1” but I’m probably behind at this point myself. He also might have been on a cellular.

  3. I thought that the cops would have kicked down the door and checked things out, cuz the guy could have been held hostage.

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