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1272OT: Please post to all ... *77 could save your life!

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  • caitlanofrivendell
    Dec 5, 2007
      YOU MUST KNOW *77

      I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77. It was about
      1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend.
      An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.
      Lauren's parents have always told her to never to pull over for an
      unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they
      get to a gas station, etc.

      Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly
      called *77 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she
      would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher
      that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on
      his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were
      police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep
      driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

      Ten minutes later 4 cop 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 about the *77 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a
      woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car.
      Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe
      & quiet place. You obviously need to make some signals that you
      acknowledge them (i.e. put on your hazard lights) or call *77 like
      Lauren did.

      Too bad the cell phone companies don't generally give you this little
      bit of wonderful information.

      *Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility
      confirmed that*77 was a direct link to state trooper info.

      So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about *77.
      Send this to every woman (and person) you know; it may save a life.

      This applies to ALL 50 states.

      Caitlan