Thursday, April 8, 2021

What Would You Do?

I was sitting in my living room, and all the sudden we heard a ton of yelling. 

Naturally we all looked outside. There was a man trying to chase a woman, and the woman walking very fast trying to get away from one the guy. 

She was wearing a pink nightgown or bath robe. It was odd. 

I picked up my phone, and did something I've never done by calling 911. 

They asked if it was a fire, or an emergency... I explained that it was neither. I went into what was happening. Then told them that I just didn't want this fight to escalate more than it already had. She agreed, and sent a dispatcher out. 

Travis looked pissed at me. He said, "You should have asked me before you called. no There isn't a real emergency going on." I mentioned that I'd let the cops decide that. Then all three boys in my house were annoyed with me. They thought I was over reacting. 

Here's the thing I've never called 911 in my life. I felt like I was on that show, "What Would You Do". It  was a test.

Did I over react by calling 911, or did they over react because I called 911?

To me it wasn't about if I was wrong or right. It was about preventing something worse from happening.


~ Noelle said...

I think you did the right thing. Bet they would feel like crap if they heard later she was murdered because a fight got out of hand.

mail4rosey said...

I'd have called in an instant. If she felt threatened enough to leave in her bathrobe (and she may have), you could have saved her from being roughed up. Good call!

sandra f said...

Amen to the first comment!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Coming from a child of a domestic violence survivor, I absolutely think you did the right thing by calling the police. Women don't usually take off down the street in their bathrobe at a fast pace because it's a beautiful day and they couldn't wait to get some fresh air. I've seen my mom do some crazy shit to save our lives from her abusive husband many times and wish someone would have stepped in a lot sooner, stranger or not.


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