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Monday, March 5, 2012

Non Emergency

The other night I woke up panicked my heart was pounding and I thought I was hearing strange noises coming from downstairs. I tried texting my husband but he is a heavy sleeper and didn't hear his phone go off. I was really starting to freak myself out. I kept thinking someone was either downstairs or trying to find a way to get inside. My imagination was going crazy coming up with all these scenarios like we were going to be murdered in our sleep and I was wondering if I could get to the kitchen and grab a knife to defend ourselves with. It's really hard not having your husband home to make you feel safe.
I ended up texting my best friend, she works for the Knoxville Tn police and i new she would know what I should do. Thankfully she was working and responded right away. She told me to call the non emergency police number. I decided to call. I'm pretty sure the man that answered thinks I am a crazy woman but he humored me. He asked me what the problem was and I told him I hear strange noises my husbands not here, he is away in the Army and it is just my son and I. The nice man asked if the noises I heard was glass being broken or someone trying to break in the door. Um no nothing like that I responded. i was really starting to feel like a moron. Then he asked what exactly are the noises you are hearing? I don't know! Strange noises! Then he asked if I wanted him to stay on the phone while I checked the house. I didn't want to do that someone is in my house! I didn't say that though and I while almost crying and totally panicked checked my condo. He stayed on the phone the entire time and of course there was no one here. I felt really stupid but at the same time very thankful to that nice man for helping. i wouldn't have felt safe if i hadn't called. Never feel stupid for calling the police. What if someone really had been in my house and I hadn't called? With out my husband here protecting my son and myself is up to me now. However, I can not wait for him to come home and assume the role of protector once more.