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    Authorities tracked down a 4-year-old girl who called 911 nearly 300 times last month by offering to deliver McDonald’s to her suburban Chicago apartment.

    Unbeknown to her mother, the girl used a deactivated cell phone to call dispatchers 287 times in June — sometimes as often as 20 times a shift. Apparently the toddler was given the old cell phone to use as a toy.

    Dispatchers heard the child’s voice but could only track the phone’s signal to the apartment complex. So authorities used a ruse to pinpoint her.

    “We asked (the caller) what she wanted. She said she wanted McDonald’s,” said Steve Cordes, executive director of QuadCom’s emergency center, which covers Carpentersville.

    “We talked with her and we convinced her if she told us where she lives, we would bring her McDonald’s,” he said. “She finally gave us her address. So we sent the police over — with no McDonald’s.”

    After police arrived, the girl’s mother took away the phone, Cordes said. Maybe mom should invest in a book called “It’s Time to Call 911” which teaches children when it’s appropriate to call 911.

    Under federal law, deactivated cell phones still must be able to access 911. Many deactivated phones will contact an emergency call center if the user holds down the nine key.

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    umm, how does this story relate to filesharing?

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    Interesting story.

    Thinking about it what it's has to do with filesharing?

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by shosh View Post
    umm, how does this story relate to filesharing?
    It doesn't but I thought it funny. News Posters delete if you wish.

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    Whoops, I just mindlessly read over it.

    Btw, I was like 7 and called 911 for the hell of it.
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    So we sent the police over — with no McDonald’s.”
    got an image of some fat cops breaking down the door and roughing up the 4 year old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Whoops, I just mindlessly read over it.

    Btw, I was like 7 and called 911 for the hell of it.
    What will you get up to next week, I wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Whoops, I just mindlessly read over it.

    Btw, I was like 7 and called 911 for the hell of it.
    Once when I was at work the 911s called me.
    They said I called them twice from my cellphone and they were calling to see if i needed help or called accidentally.
    Weird thing is my phone is a flip phone so how can i dial accidently, and there's no 911 in my phone logs..

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    In the UK, it is so easy to dial 999 accidentally from a mobile phone.

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    I didnt know deactivated phones could call 911.

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