I Called 911

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    On The Last Day Of School

    It was the last day of school. I was in 8th grade so I was going to be across the street in high school the next year. I walked home every day because I lived close by. On that day as I was walking, one of my friends ran to catch up with me, asking frantically if I had a cell...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    Car got a blowout, took 10 minutes to get any

    semblance of help, kept wanting to let 3rd passenger stand on the side of the road waiting for a taxi while the other two rode in taxi. Went round and round with th on this. Still on the highway and getting no help. Emergency services are useless!
    nonyabusineaa nonyabusineaa
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014


    First: Almost a year ago. I was mugged in Denver coming back to a friend's house from a club. He had a concealed gun, pointing right at my face, about two feet away. I was up on a small porch, up about 6 stairs - couldn't make it in the house before I saw the gun. He wanted my...
    Yknot Yknot
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2008

    I Have Called 911 Four Times So Far

    I have 4 x's to date.  I was once scared--but now I do not hesitiate.   I have been behind someone who has seizured in a car, witnessed 2 interstate crashes, and had a drunk patron leave my restaurnt (no driving+drinking on my watch!)
    archer100 archer100
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2008

    I've Heard It All Before (No One Really Cares)

    So far, I've had to call 911 six times for my oldest daughter alone. She's nine, and has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder w/psychotic features. Can anyone relate?
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    Jul 15, 2013


    Me and my friends were a victim of armed robbery once while walking in San Fransisco (probably not the best of ideas). The guy had a knife and stole my wallet and my friend's cellphone. He almost stole mine but I got away with it. That was this January. It really sucked because I...
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8
    18-21, M
    Jun 27, 2008

    Not Again!

    I was at work very early in the morning and on my way to work I noticed a guy all beaten up and looked stoned as ever. Like half an hour later he came into my job bleeding, swaying and everything, scared the crap out of my manager! The dude just passed out cold. My manager was...
    mysticallyinvisible mysticallyinvisible
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2013

    Yep, I'm No Fool. ...

    Yep, I'm no fool. Can't do everything... Sometimes you need a pro..
    Katfather Katfather
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 5, 2009

    911 Is a Joke

    They placed me on hold, they told me an officer would not come and I should place a telephone complain about my car being vandalized. This was the eighth time.  My husband locked me in the house, took my keys, all the telephones as well as our children.  When I...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2008

    I Called Once Last Year to ...

    I called once last year to report a shooting in my neighborhood.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 5, 2009

    Unfortunatly I Have

    when i had frist gotten married we moved into across the hall from my in laws...it was almost a year since we had moved in ...i had just given birth to my daughter about a month prior... one morning i had fallen asleep on the couch with my daughter in her infant seat...when all...
    ava12982 ava12982
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2010

    Today Was My First Time

    But I didn't get to dial 911, I was forwarded to the dispatcher. I work at a fast food restaurant that has breakfast. I work the early morning shift sometimes. Today when I got there, I saw a car at the drive thru window. Normally, people wait for only a few moments and leave. I...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2010

    I Used to Have To...a Lot.

    I don't anymore though. Yay! :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008


    My teen just called and as she was driving she came across two men, one significantly larger, beating the other. There were people watching and yet no one was helping. She parked a block away and called me in a panic. I just hung up with the Police who say they are on the way...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    Christmas With The Homeless 2009

    On Christmas day, I went to pick my daughter up to go to dinner at our house. I was also bringing her car back to her, which she had loaned to me to do some shopping. She lives in south San Francisco, in an older part of town, in a nice house with a private gated yard. Just...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Too Many Times...and I Did Not Make the Calls

    Someone has called 911 for me several times. Three or four times it was my DH because of my health woes since 2001. Once it was the medics at the SF Giants AT&T park. Very embarrassing--it was my very first game and I was dragged out to the hospital!
    uncorked uncorked
    1 Response Sep 10, 2008

    Yesterday, during the last night of my senior

    class play, I had to call 911 right before intermission. One of the producers just dropped and started having a seizure. She was okay and was able to go home. I was relieved to hear that. That's the fourth time in two weeks I've had to call 911.
    Cmiller97 Cmiller97
    18-21, M
    Nov 22, 2015

    Yep, Only Once Though

    Parents were gone for the weekend and I invited my girlfriend over to have a nice romantic dinner I was cooking. The gist of the story would be better suited somewhere else, needless to say we turn to go into the kitchen, and I had a monumental grease-fire erupting from the...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    Funny Story...

    i was about four years old and my parents left me and my brother with a babysitter for a dinner out. well the babysitter decided to put a tape in the vcr and then it got stuck. have this in mind my parents taught me to call the police if you need help. so i panic about the tape...
    lonewanderer lonewanderer
    22-25, M
    Feb 18, 2008

    A Few Times.

    once when i witnessed a really bad car accident. another time was when my car got broken into. and i also dialed 911 when my (now) stepsister fell out of the window when she was 2, but somebody else had dialed it first and the 911 operator was already on the line.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2008

    Medical Emergencies

    I have had to call 911 twice for my daughter's emergencies in the last 6 months. Both times our responders were at our house within minutes. The first time I was actually still on the 911 call when the doorbell rang because one of the EMTs lives down the road so he just came...
    DestinyAwaits DestinyAwaits
    Oct 7, 2010

    On the Highway.

    I say this guy who was spending more time on the shoulder or between two lanes than he was in his lane. I got beside him, and he had that typical "meth head" look. So, I called the police. Sadly, trash got off the highway before he could get caught, but hopefully karma...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2009


    I called 911 when I saw a drunk driver. He was swearing on the feeder road in Houston, Texas. He jumped curbs, and sped up behind drivers. I felt scared of being hit. At first I was nervous, but I found the courage to pick up the phone and dial 911. I explained the situation to...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2010
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