OK, I'm a Dumbass & Fell for the 911 Operator's Crap
:mad: Was on my way back home tonight, when I got behind the dirty red-looking SUV who was having trouble maintaining one ROAD, much less one lane... so I slow down and I follow it for a while to see what he's gonna do...
Wasn't too long before I found out: Turned north from 635 onto Central, and tried to take the concrete guardrail with him (no kidding - within 3 inches of a major crackup trying to navigate the "High Five", our nickname for a new tangle of modern engineering complexity in high-rise parking lots)... so I get on the phone with 911.
Rather than listen to 911's 5-minute speil I talk over her and state the obvious: Idiot in an SUV having extreme problems trying to maintain the roadway. License 79W-BR4... Northbound 75 at Spring Valley. Oops he almost ran into another car, then overcorrected and almost hit the one on the other side.
"Sir, are you following him"?
"Yep, he's not going that fast".
"Sir, we would rather you didn't follow him"
"But there are no Police Cars in the area!!!!"
"Sir, if he has an accident you would be liable for any wrecks he may cause. I'll put out a broadcast"
So like a DUMMY I said "ok, he's at Beltline now, still NB on 75, middle lane" and broke it off.
Then after I took a side street, it occured to me - She didn't have the authority to tell me to call it off, and they were probably just following a CYA script to limit liability :mad:
So next time I'm not listening to a DAMN thing they say, and I'm following that MoFo till he parks it, I don't give a shit what they tell me to do.