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9-1-1 Call Probably Didn't Help the Situation

Orange County Sheriff's Department gets call it would just as soon ignore.


By Martin Henderson

There's a time to call 9-1-1, and a time not to call 9-1-1. When there is imminent threat of danger to person or property, that's the time to call. 

But having an argument with your parents over cell phone privileges is not the best use of emergency resources. 


According to the blotter of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, a teen informant called on police services Wednesday, 6 p.m., from the 22000 block of Summit Hill Drive, to report she was having an argument with her father.

The 16-year-old informant indicated her dad had turned off her cell phone and that's why she was calling 9-1-1.

She was advised her situation did not fall under the practical use of the 9-1-1 service to initiate an emergency response. 

And we're guessing Dad wasn't too pleased, either. 

This report was culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report and its actual facts may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information. 

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS: How would you handle this situation as a parent?

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