Originally Posted by stilly
It just got done raining (or maybe not) and you get a call that a land line made a call to 911 and hung up. Dispatch could not call back the number and get an answer so it gets made into a call. Does it matter what time of day this happened?
You show up to a house that is quiet and after knocking on the door, greeted by a guy that acts somewhat surprised that you are even there at the door and that a 911 call was placed from the location.
When he says nobody called is that it and do you close the call and leave?
BTW, running the vehicle plates in clets shows nothing out of the ordinary and all reg is up to date. Further more the house address and owner info comes back negative for any warrants or priors.
Does it matter if it was at 2:30 in the morning, just got done raining and there were no lights on in the house?
Does it matter if it was middle of the day?
This particular scenario happened at 2:30 in the morning right after a heavy rain and it was still lightly raining durring the knocking.
Accidental 911 calls happen regularly, particularly when people are trying to make international calls. Sometimes, it is a child playing on the phone. Other times, it is just a bad phone line that causes it.
Unless there was obvious malicious intent, nothing happens in terms of any action being taken against the resident. However, what the cop should do, with a partner, is be diligent and ask if anyone else is home and then ask to check inside to make sure everyone is ok. You never know....someone could have called 911, pulled away from the phone or worse. I have seen it all and any cop will tell you anything is possible and most any scenario you can think of, has happened.
Until we have confirmed nothing is wrong, we have to assume something is wrong.