Chicago Mom Waits Hours for Help – No Units Available

Chicago mom waits hours for police

After dialing 911 for a home invasion, a Chicago mom had to wait hours for help because 911 told her, “We have no units to send you.”

As a mother, the thought of a home invasion is terrifying. But what’s even scarier is the idea of calling 911 and being told that no units are available to help.

“I saw two men wearing masks standing inside my house,” she said. “I screamed, ‘I am calling the police,’ and they bolted.”

This incident occurred just after noon in broad daylight in a safe area. She called 911 multiple times, and on the sixth attempt, she requested to speak with a supervisor.

“A gentleman got on and said sorry to say we have no units to send you…then there was an awkward pause,” she said. “He also recommended I call my alderman, and I said why- and he said encourage him to hire more police. The dispatcher also asked me if I would consider defending myself …if I had a weapon or considered getting one.”

Police departments are struggling to find new recruits, so don’t expect response times to improve anytime soon. Thankfully, they took off, and there wasn’t a confrontation.

Can you imagine being a mother at home with your kids and having 911 inform you that help is not coming?

She probably would have received a faster response if the home invaders had been inside, but if all police units had been busy with other calls, it would have already been too late.

Always be prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Brian Armstrong grew up in a small farm town in rural Indiana and learned to shoot before he learned to drive. His career began in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where he worked as a firefighter and a medic before moving to Chicago. Throughout the years, he has owned multiple businesses, from construction to technology. He is back to his emergency services roots -teaching emergency first aid and firearms courses, along with writing for numerous publications. He believes the best way to learn "HOW" to do something is first to answer "WHY" you do something. He is your average guy with views like yours. Now, he's sharing the knowledge he's gained from teaching, learning from others, and researching topics you don't have time to explore. His feeling about staying safe is "The best way to win a fight is not to get into a fight!" He is always looking for new ideas. If you have a topic, current news you would like covered, or a publication looking for content, please reach out and let him know. You can follow him @LetsTalkDGU and #LetsTalkDGU


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