Anybody ever heard of this?
brogers at terrix.com
Fri Jan 24 13:20:46 EST 2003
I was casually following this thread until I went to lunch and on page 3 in
the Denver newspaper is a story about a college woman who was recently
murdered and the suspect was known to imitate police--drive around with red
and blue lights. The paper gave the same tips, regarding being stopped by
an unmarked vehicle or plain-clothes cop, that some of these replies have
mentioned--driving to well-lit area, calling dispatch, etc. In Colorado you
can call *CSP or *DUI according to the Rocky Mountain News to verify that
you are being stopped by a legitimate police car. Or 970-239-4518.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Vonhof" <nhvonhof at attbi.com>
To: "200q20v List" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:58 PM
Subject: Anybody ever heard of this?
> [The #77 is one of the messages in this email, the other is the fact
> that you are not required to pull over immediately, as long as you
> signal the police or phone them to let them know you will pull over in a
> "safe zone".
> Every body needs to read & pass this on.
> Cell Phone Feature #77 on your cell phone.
> I never even knew about this #77 feature! This actually happened to one
> of my dearest friend's daughter. Her daughter, Lauren, is 19 yrs old
> and in college.
> This happened to her over the Christmas/New Year's holiday break. It
> was the Saturday before New Year's and it was about 1 PM in the
> afternoon. Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car
> pulled up behind her and put his lights on.
> My friend and her husband have 4 children (high school and college age)
> and have always told them NEVER to pull over for an unmarked car on the
> side of the road, but rather wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
> So Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly
> called #77 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 was a police car where she was
> and there wasn'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
> I never knew that bit of advice, 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. You
> obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them (i.e. put
> on your hazard lights) or call #77 like Lauren did.
> Be safe and pass this on to your friends. Awareness is everything.
> P.S. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE YOU CAN ALSO . TURN ON YOUR TURN
> SIGNAL TO LET THEM KNOW . THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT THEY ARE BEHIND YOU
> AND THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SAFE SPOT TO PULL OVER.]
> I'm wondering if it's for real or a hoax.
> Neil Vonhof
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