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Old 28 March 2006, 03:30   #1
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Something for the ladies - ref Unmarked Police Cars

THIS IS NOT A JOKE BUT SOME USEFUL INFORMATION:-


A bit of useful advice - it is true, someone has asked the Dorset Police
>It's been said that this number works in the UK - thought you should
>know this....The number does work from a mobile. This actually happened
>to someone's daughter.
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>Lauren was 19 yrs old and in college. This story takes place over the
>Christmas/New Year's holiday break. It was the Saturday before New Year
>and it was about 1.00pm in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to
>visit a friend , when an UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and
>put its lights on. Lauren's parents have 4 children (of various ages)
>and have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked car on the
>side of the road, but rather wait until they get to a service station,
>etc. So Lauren remembered her parents' advice, and telephoned 112 from
>her mobile phone. This connected her to the police dispatcher. She told
>the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red
>light on his rooftop behind her and that she would not pull over right
>away but wait until she was in a service station or busy area. The
>dispatcher checked to see if there was a police car where she was and
>there wasn't and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he
>had back-up already on the way. Ten minutes later 4 police 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 that bit of advice, but especially for a woman alone in a
>car, you do not have to pull over for an UNMARKED car. Apparently
>police have to respect your right to keep going to a "safe" place. You
>obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them i.e., put
>on your hazard lights) or call 112 like Lauren did. Too bad the mobile
>phone companies don't give you this little bit of wonderful information.
>So now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112.
>
>This is good information that I did not know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>Please pass on to all your friends, especially any females.
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Old 28 March 2006, 03:36   #2
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have you got laurens nos
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Old 28 March 2006, 03:45   #3
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have you got laurens nos
You're a bad boy
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THIS IS NOT A JOKE BUT SOME USEFUL INFORMATION
Maybe, maybe not. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/fakecop.asp

"Too bad the mobile phone companies don't give you this little bit of wonderful information." It's nothing to do with the phone company, any more than telling you not to play with matches, or not to accept sweets from strangers.

There's nothing particularly special about dialling 112 in this situation. It's the GSM International Standard Emergency Access Number and in the UK does the same as dialling 999. http://www.snopes.com/science/mobile.asp

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Why are all things like this Yank - even the jokes lifted off the net??? Red flashing light - 112 etc are giveaways.

Yes 112 is now accepted - also you don't even have to stop for a marked car if you have cause for susupicion.....

I hate the way our Police are going so American - it started with the crappy sirens - now the Police are ditching their uniforms to look like Robocop. Same with Police helicopters - they may need them in LA but Dyfed or Yorkshire??? 5,000 an hour could be far better spent elsewhere.....
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errr Codprawn.... The police use blue flashing lights in the U.S. Red flashing lights on police cars went out with platform shoes and polyester slacks... chances are the posting (story) referring to a red flashing light on the police car originated from somewhere other than the U.S. The only things with red flashing lights over here are Ambulances, fire trucks and traffic signals. One other thing, over here emergency dialing is 911
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i just dont know how much longer i can keep my mouth shut
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This is nothing more than a chain mail - designed to collect strings of email addresses.

99% of the dumb ass population will just hit forward and forward it to all their friends and so on.

eventually you end up with this massive mail circulating hundreds or thousands of people with hundreds (or thousands) of email addresses within it.

If you are ever stupid enough to forward one of these mails on - at least have the decency to use BCC so that you are not distributing all your friends email addresses along with everyone else's.
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So Nauti buoy is being a Naughty boy then??!!
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actually by stripping out the text and posting it on a forum where most people are anonymous - no harm has been done.

If hes also hit forward and copied it to all his friends
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