Charges Filed Against Bed, Bath & Beyond Manager Who Refused To Allow 911 Call

Charges Filed Against Bed, Bath & Beyond Manager Who Refused To Allow 911 Call

Police have charged Elizabeth Miller, the manager of the Bed, Bath & Beyond in Lexington, Kentucky, who refused to let a couple use the store’s phone to call 911 to report a three-year-old locked in a van, and refused to make an announcement over the store’s PA system. The charge is “failure to report dependency, neglect and abuse, a Class B misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $250.”

Want Safe Skies? Strap This Remote-Controlled Stun Device To Yourself!

Want Safe Skies? Strap This Remote-Controlled Stun Device To Yourself!

Make of this what you will, as the story comes from the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s church-owned Washington Times and may be more fiction than fact, but “a senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser.” Yes, the EMD Safety Bracelet from Lamperd Less Lethal is designed to make flying a fun experience once again. Just check out everything it can do:

  • Take the place of an airline boarding pass.
  • Contain personal information about the traveler.
  • Be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage.
  • Shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes.
Does Comast Check To See If 911 Works On Your Digital Phone?

Does Comast Check To See If 911 Works On Your Digital Phone?

A Comcast insider warns us that Comcast does no checks to make sure 911 is working on your Comcast digital phone:

Airports Are Being Transformed Into Shopping Malls

Airports Are Being Transformed Into Shopping Malls

9/11 had an unforeseen consequence that likely annoys anti-Americans and cheers President “Shop For Freedom” Bush: it triggered an explosion of self-contained shopping malls at airports across the country. One airport consultant says, “All of the sudden, any airport … can be a retail opportunity. It really has turned into a very different environment than it was 10 or 20 years ago,” which is why so many large airports today look like compressed shopping malls instead of travel hubs.

Verizon Is Taking My Phone Away Because It Doesn't Have GPS?

Verizon Is Taking My Phone Away Because It Doesn't Have GPS?

Hello Ms. Marco,

Don't Dial 911 In Missouri

Don't Dial 911 In Missouri

Dialing 911 in Missouri is like a game of Russian Roulette. The state’s public safety director recently warned that most Missouri counties can’t track a caller’s location and that 16% of counties can’t access 911 from any landline. The solution? Higher cellphone taxes:

Chicago Woman Calls 911, Hears Hysterical Laughter Then Is Hung Up On

Chicago Woman Calls 911, Hears Hysterical Laughter Then Is Hung Up On

A Chicago woman called 311 (non-emergency police services) to report illegal and dangerous fireworks exploding over her home. She was transferred to 911 where she was greeted by hysterical laughter.

Man Finds September 11 Security Fee Peculiar

Man Finds September 11 Security Fee Peculiar

We know we’re the last people to notice this, but while booking some airline tickets we saw a line item for a “September 11 Security Fee.”

AT&T Disconnecting CallVantage Subscribers That Can't Access E911

AT&T Disconnecting CallVantage Subscribers That Can't Access E911

AT&T is firing VoIP customers who live in areas not served by E911. The letters to CallVantage subscribers were sent over the past two weeks and read, “All customers who currently have A911 service must be moved to E911 service (where available) or their AT&T CallVantage service will be disconnected.” If E911 is unavailable, service is suspended effective May 21.

Cellphone 911 Is Crappy At Locating You

Cellphone 911 Is Crappy At Locating You

If you’re calling 911 from your house, use your land-line. If you don’t have one, be prepared to give your address or location to the 911 operator. Why? From USA Today:

Owing to limitations in Emergency-911 technology, the dispatcher probably won’t be able to pinpoint your location. Unless you can get to a pay phone — not an option in this case — you’ll probably have to give the dispatcher detailed information about your location so emergency personnel can find you.

Verizon: Best Nationwide Cell Service

Consumer Reports has released the results of their cell phone customer service survey. Sprint and Cingular were among the lower-rated performers, while Verizon came out near the top of all cities surveyed. Apparently in Cleveland, Pheonix and Tampa there is a company called Alltel that people are very fond of as well.

American Airlines to ‘Path to 9/11′ Producers: That Was US Airways, You Jackasses

American Airlines to ‘Path to 9/11′ Producers: That Was US Airways, You Jackasses

American Airlines is foaming at the mouth about its depction in the recent ABC telewhatever, The Path to 9/11

911 Call: “Burger King Won’t Make Me My Cheeseburger.”

In which a woman calls 911 to get them to come “enforce” the way Burger King won’t make her a Western Bacon Cheeseburger the way she wants. The 911 operator handles herself with incredulous aplomb.

Vonage Puts 911 Caller On Hold, House Burns Down

Vonage Puts 911 Caller On Hold, House Burns Down

Oh, jeez. Way to go, Vonage: