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  •  Wow (5+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, CJB, Chun Yang, nchristine, ilovecheese

    A friend who's a 911 operator would give the same advice. It's OK to call for stuff like that, both to keep the kids safe, and to get the guy help. Sounds like even if they'd been able to give directions, he wasn't in any shape to figure out where to go anyway.

    Glad your son & his friends were there together, and that your husband was able to help defuse the situation.

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    by paxpdx on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 08:15:34 PM PDT

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    •  we did not have all the facts (4+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, nchristine, ilovecheese, paxpdx

      When we got there, we assumed the man had just driven up. It turned out, he had been there awhile, gone inside the club,spoke to adults but did not get the information he wanted, and still hung around. I have a number of elderly relatives with Alzheimer's/dementia, the kind who would get in a car and drive to Houston, Texas, hours away, or drive an hour to a Home Depot and forget why they are there. So, had I known the man was there so long, I would have called 911. At the time, my husband just wanted the kids to feel safe - we did not want to drive off with our son and leave the others to wait for their moms with this guy still there. They were safe enough - five teens/preteen boys with tennis rackets could have defended themselves. He did not seem violent, just agitated. We talked at length after to our son, about how it is okay to call 911. My son was pretty smart - he had memorized most of the guy's license plate, we learned later!

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      by Chun Yang on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 09:10:57 PM PDT

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