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Thread: Important about dialing 112 on cell phones, please read, it could save a life

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    A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
    STATE OF MISSISSIPPI , JACKSON , MS ...

    SITUATION...
    While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw
    an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.
    For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of
    thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I
    called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is
    what the Police advised even before they went out there to check....
    "There are several things to be aware of .... gangs and thieves are now
    plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their
    vehicle and get out of the car.
    "There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department
    where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in
    it....waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned
    baby.
    "Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or
    grassy (field) area and the person -- woman -- will be dragged into the
    woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it's a man,
    they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.
    DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON 'T EVEN SLOW DOWN.
    "IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO
    NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY
    WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.
    THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

    THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL
    TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT."
    Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic used. Please be safe.
    Get started NOW -- SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES
    TO BE CAREFUL AND AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND THEM SO AS NOT TO BECOME A VICTIM.
    WARNING # 2

    Some knew about the red light on cars, but not the 112.
    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 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 called112 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 112 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 place.
    *Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112.
    You may want to send this to every woman (and man) you know; it may save a life.
    This applies to ALL 50 states
    PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE....

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    here is what i found on Snopes about 112... you have to scroll down as there are 3 topics covered.
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

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    I too was about to post the Snopes report.

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    The "baby car seat gang initiation" thing is also false --

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carseat.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    here is what i found on Snopes about 112... you have to scroll down as there are 3 topics covered.
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp
    I always go to Snopes.com when I get anything via emails regarding articles like these. 9x out of 10 the stories are all the same, just a few tidbits are changed, liked the cities, the persons name, etc. These articles have been floating around for years. Not all can be proven as factual. They do make you think, and when we can pass on an email reminding our friends and relatives to be safe out there, the messages may actually save a life.

    Here is a link to the emergency mobile # that can be dialed in your state. Some states have more than one.

    http://www.911dispatch.com/911/mobilenumbers.html

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    I think the gangs are too busy making money selling dope to be doing stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    thanks for that link. i'm printing it out to take on my driving trip with the DGKs next month.

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    Thank you so much for this info......

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    Quote Originally Posted by boysmomoflabs
    I too was about to post the Snopes report.
    That was where I was going next :)

    Here is the link about the 'gangs'
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carseat.asp

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    Yeah, probably is false NOW. But who can tell when such things will start? It's best for anyone to call 911 for such things, and perhaps cruise by often to keep an eye on it till cops arrive. Follow directions of the 911 operator. It's a sad world when we can even believe that such things happen.

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