|Spoofing 911 Calls in Framingham|
At 00:15 AM this morning (September 29, 2008) someone rang my doorbell.
Shortly after, someone knocked hard on my door.
I went downstairs, saw flashlights looking into my house.
I open the door and found the Framingham police on the other side. The officer claimed I made a 911 call. I told him it was not me. He stated that the call had been verified with the phone company. I repeated it was not me that made the call. The officer muttered something about a couple of hangups on my number. He asked me whether I was all right and I confirmed that I was. End of incident.
A few minutes before I could have sworn I heard my phone ring just once.
It could have rung several times but the last ring woke me up.
After the door bell rang, there was no announcement on the other side stating it was the Framingham police.
After the door knocking, there was no announcement on the other side stating it was the Framingham police.
This is really bad procedure by the police. This is the William Welch approach to insecurity. A well armed individual with a cranky demenaor might have protected himself from possible intruders.
Always identify yourselves.
This incident raises all sorts of questions.
|Date: October 1, 2008
RCN came over to check my phone line. They seemed clueless about spoofing 911.
Date: October 2, 2008
Technology tends to keep excellent logs on itself but Lt. Hill of the Framingham police stated that they had gone as far as they could. I suspect that they suspect an inside job here.
If the Framingham police discover the caller to be one of their own, would they ever disclose this? If they did, they would be sued out of business.
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