Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 10, 2015

French Hostage Siege

In the coverage, one thing caught my attention:
Another employee, Lilian Lepere, 27, stayed undetected on the second floor of the warehouse throughout the siege, sending text messages to the forces surrounding the building.
That's a great idea. But other than sending a text to a friend, having them call the police and then the cops contact you, how would you send a text to the cops? Do they have a text-variant of 911?


CenterPuke88 said...

I seems likely he was texting his father's phone. It seems his father was the hostage who escaped about 4 hours into the seige, at which point Lilian texted the police data for about 3 more hours. It clearly says he texted his father...and other stories identify his father as the escapee.

No that note, text to 911 is on the way. Deadline is June 15, 2015. (http://www.fcc.gov/text-to-911)

Old NFO said...

It worked, that is what counts...