Re: 911 Call

Beth Scannell (bethsw@SIRIUS.COM)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 13:38:42 -0800

I heard a copy of that tape. The one I heard ended with the guy asking
the 911 people, "So who gets the deer - me, or the dog?"

>I've heard a variant of that one; my sister's friend's friend worked at a
>911 dispatch unit in Houston. In this one, the deer bit the guy in the
>back of the neck (from the back seat of the car), the dog was after the
>guy as he was making the call, and the guy couldn't tell them where he
>was beyond "I'm in a g** d***ed f***ing phone booth!"
>On Thu, 30 Nov 1995, Vanessa R. Wight wrote:
>> The deer saga may be an old Woody Allen story but I had a cousin who was
>> an intern at a 911 dispatch unit in Pennsylvania and he sent me a tape of a
>> 911 call that they received from a man who hit a deer and thought he
>> killed it. The deer did recover in the back of his car and trashed both
>> the inside of his car and this guy's head. He finally pulled over,
>> stabbed the deer and got out to make this 911 call because his head was
>> really chewed up. In the midst of making the call a dog came over to the
>> phone booth and wanted the deer! The guy was yelling at the dog while
>> on the phone and ended up getting bit in the the guy stabbed the
>> dog with his knife, not killing him but sending him away howling.
>> While all this is going on you can hear people at the 911 unit laughing
>> at him because all this guy can figure out is that he is on the corner of
>> a "Stop-and-Go" that sells coffee. He was clearly disoriented and upset!

... technology is destructive only in the hands of people who don't realize
that they are one and the same process as the universe.
- Alan Watts