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Old 01-22-2014, 2:10 AM
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I once heard the police talking about how someone earlier in the day called 911 for a bee sting. I can understand if that person is anaphylactic, but if not, why would you call 911 for a bee sting?!
They may not know if they are allergic to bee stings or not, they may not know how to deal with bee stings, or they may not have their own transportation to a doctor's office/urgent care/ER, so they called 9-1-1.
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Private plow companies get contracts to clear parking lots of shopping malls, businesses, apartments/condos/townhomes, etc.
And unless there's a specific law against it, you could attach a plow to the front of your pickup/SUV, and plow your and your family/friends driveways.
If one of these contract or POV plows decided to plow a city street, perhaps because the driver thought the DPW plows were taking too long to get there, or they thought they could do a better job than the DPW plow, and then refused to allow the DPW plow to do their job when they did get there, it could cause an issue.
This ended up being a local resident, unpaid, who just decided to clear the roads in his neighbourhood street as he drove round clearing some neighbour driveways. There are maybe 6 streets in this community. DPW got there, who are paid whether they plow or sip coffee in this town, and was upset he had already plowed the streets.
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Officer: can you run a female through NCIC, name is Jaclyn Smith, spelled just like the Charlie's Angels actress, but the similarity ends there...
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Heard during a stakeout...

Officer: I don't know, check with Corporal Fat Boy...
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A local, private ambulance service got a call a little while ago to pick up a patient from a nursing home to take him to the ER. Apparently this gentleman had a broken arm and kept taking the cast off. When the call was made, the dispatcher gave the name of the individual , location and room number, along with the reason for the transport. I forget what the name was, but the radio operator in the ambulance came back with the quip, "if I had that last name, I'd try to get the cast off as well." After a long pause, the dispatcher came back with, "hey now" with a laugh.

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Officer: can you run a female through NCIC, name is Jaclyn Smith, spelled just like the Charlie's Angels actress, but the similarity ends there...
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Old 01-23-2014, 2:33 PM
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Yesterday on the local bus service frequency:
1: "Where are you at?"
2: "I'm just nearing my favorite happy hour establishment."
1: "*laugh* Copy that, I'll meet you there."
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Although not something I heard on the radio (it was on Facebook), I thought it was appropriate. Hope you like it too.
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Old 01-26-2014, 9:38 PM
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With the awesome new feature of "Instant Replay" on the new Uniden Scanner I think we should start a new tradition of uploading audio of "Funny, Odd Things"

Let me begin, UoM Survival Flight on MPSCS

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Heard just now on an IN County Sheriff talkgroup, I won't identify which one to protect the guilty. This is more "odd" than "funny":

Dispatcher: "(unit#), County..."

Deputy: "Go ahead."

Dispatcher (brightly): "Guess what!"

Deputy (after long pause) "Go...ahead."

Dispatcher: "Your previous RP called back advised they went outside and those subjects started calling them names again, they wish to speak to you again."

Deputy: (after another long pause, and sort of groans): "Clear..."


Been monitoring on and off for many years...I think this is the first time I ever heard a Dispatcher say, "Guess what!" on the radio...
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Good cause for "plain english"....

In some radio traffic that was rough and broken the other day an officer was asking about someone's "eighth unit"...and no one could figure out what he was saying. Later I heard it was "grandchild".

Not sure if anyone else hears this...but around here they say "full unit" for Parent, "half unit" for spouse, "quarter unit" for child...and apparently "eighth" is grandchild? Never heard that one before...but they seem to get the first 3 confused enough...so it's a good reason to use plain English.

So would my sisters kid be my 3/16th....or square root of .25? LOL
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"Around here". Where is that?
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"Around here". Where is that?
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Mostly here they just state the relationship. Very occasionally hear a spouse referred to as "half," usually if it is an officer's spouse. Never heard anything like the rest. No offense to you or your local LE intended but that just sounds messed up.
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Midwest...just seeing if any other part of the country hears this same terminology.
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"Around here". Where is that?
Point taken, however, either you have heard it or not...which was the question. Just sharing. Wasn't trying to get anyone worked up.
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Those terms are not used in this area. Mississippi.
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LOLOL, just heard this one last night:

DCFD has that Automated Dispatch crap, and I love it wen they mess up..............


DCFD had a call for an accident at - Rt 395 & Malcolm X Blvd., right?


here's what the auto dispatch said:


"Report of a traffic accident at Rt. 395 and Malcolm THE TENTH Blvd............" (bwahahaha)

seems auto dispatches got problems with Roman numbers.........................
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LOLOL, just heard this one last night:

DCFD has that Automated Dispatch crap, and I love it wen they mess up..............


DCFD had a call for an accident at - Rt 395 & Malcolm X Blvd., right?


here's what the auto dispatch said:


"Report of a traffic accident at Rt. 395 and Malcolm THE TENTH Blvd............" (bwahahaha)

seems auto dispatches got problems with Roman numbers.........................
Whats even cooler is that you have a street called Malcolm X Blvd!

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A couple of days ago, during the bitter cold snap here in the Chicago area, one of the local PD dispatchers sent a couple of squad cars to a 7-11 store because a couple of youths had been walking around the store with the ski masks on, the the worker was unsure what their motive was.

My question is, if they had ski masks on, how did the 7-11 dude/dudette know they were youths?

Things that make you go, "hmmmmmmm?"

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I heard this one a early last year. I forgot the unit number, so we'll say he was 220.


MetroCom: Charlie 220.

Unit: Charlie 220, go ahead.

MetroCom: Please be en route to 123 Some Street and speak to a Mrs. Lady. She would like to speak to an officer regarding her riding her seahorse in a residential area.

Unit: (key up with no voice), Umm, 10-4. Show me en route, I guess. Also, start Aquaman out there as well.

MetroCom: (key up with laughter in the background). 10-4. Aquaman copy.

Unit 2(supervisor): Charlie 2, correction, Aquaman copies. En route.

MetroCom: (key up with more laughter in the background) 10-4.



It was probably the funniest thing I've heard in a long time.
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