August 5th, 2014
We’re not sure what they’re teaching 9-1-1 emergency operators these days, but the bad advice given to one individual seeking emergency services might just get you killed.
An 80-year old woman in Florida who was recovering from hip surgery was relaxing in her home when two burglars smashed her back door window and made their way inside. When N.J. Logan realized it wasn’t her husband she grabbed her gun and immediately called 9-1-1.
According to Logan, who says she didn’t want to shoot anyone, the 9-1-1 dispatcher repeatedly urged her to put the gun down.
I’ll put the gun down when I see the police.
The burglars exited the premises before the police got there and no injuries were reported.
In what world does it make sense for someone in their own home to surrender their firearm when being faced with such a threat?
Her mistake was calling 911 in the first place, Florida has (very sensible) “stand your ground” law, she should have just plugged the lowlifes.
Truly bad advice. You may as well told her to hand the gun over to the guy who broke in her home. Wow, just wow……….
It’s a good thing she didn’t need to use that gun. Who knows what the legal problems she would have then.