Woman Arrested for Calling 911 Too Much

Woman Arrested for Calling 911 Too Much

There are 21 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 1, 2008, titled Woman Arrested for Calling 911 Too Much. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Captain LaRocque with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says she arrested Linda Barber for making excessive calls to the 9-1-1 emergency line.

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Cookie

Elgin, SC

#1 Feb 1, 2008
Poor thing. She is OBVIOUSLY sick and needs help. Maybe by dialing 911 so often, she can get the help she needs. She should NOT have been "arrested".
Jank

Summerville, SC

#2 Feb 1, 2008
This lady was clearly looking for some kind of help and should have been simply psyched, but instead she is arrested and the psyched. What happened to the police helping people. Or is it just arrest numbers?

GGQ

Since: Mar 07

Columbia, SC

#3 Feb 2, 2008
Hope that she gets the help that she needs. Too bad it took 600 calls before she got a response.
Hi Mom

Alviso, CA

#4 Feb 2, 2008
Its called PROTOCOL. The police had to make an ARREST to put this person under their supervision, then get her the help she needs....
White man and proud

Berlin, Germany

#5 Feb 2, 2008
GGQ wrote:
Hope that she gets the help that she needs. Too bad it took 600 calls before she got a response.
Terrible, isn't it?

Since: Feb 08

Myrtle Beach, SC

#8 Feb 2, 2008
9-1-1 is not a joke, by bernard yon of orangeburg,south carolina
Kit Carson

Manning, SC

#9 Feb 3, 2008
I very seldom say anything on one of these forum things.....but will make an exception this time.....Naturally to the families of the ones who suffered this tragedy. Prayers have already been said.
It was a nice day yesterday, going to be another today, I am a biker, and have ridden them for 43 years now, One of the thoughts that went through my mind yesterday afternoon when I saw all of the bikes on the road...and almost none with any kind of protective gear, was exactly this...this evening on the news will be a motorcycle accident, someone will die today.
Not to say helmets and protective gear solve all problems.....but they help...and do save lives.....and with wearing a helmet and thinking about safety.....comes a whole new attitude while on a motorcycle.
I suppose my message is to all the bikers who read this...we are by nature more free spirits than normal everyday folks....buy hey learn to wear a helmet, protective gear...take a safety class or two...each time you get on tha t bike stop and think...it can happen to you. Live to enjoy another day.
See you....off for a ride myself, if I could find a suit of armor like the knights wear...with all the idiots on cell phones....I would wear that today!! Kit
GA DAWG

Camden, SC

#10 Feb 3, 2008
Milledgeville, GA a long long time ago (Gosh I'm telling my age)was where they housed all the mentally ill and the town was the capital of GA...seems the apple doesn't fall for from the tree...
msbeepbeepfinest

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Feb 8, 2008
I STILL SAY THAT 911 IS A JOKE. AND DON'T EVEN LIVE THERE.IT'S A SHAME THAT THEY HAD TO ARREST HER. I DON'T CARE IF SHE CALL 911 A MILLION TIMES THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE FOR HER INSTEAD THEY ARRESTED HER POOR SHAME THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOUD BE UNDER INVESTICATION FOR THAT. THAT WHY 911 IS A JOKE WHEN YOU NEED THEM THEIR NOT THEY BUT CALL A HUNDRED TIMES THEN THEY SHOW UP. REMEBER 911 IS A JOKE. LIKE THE SONGS SAYS A JOKE

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Lavonia, GA

#12 Feb 8, 2008
msbeepbeepfinest wrote:
I STILL SAY THAT 911 IS A JOKE. AND DON'T EVEN LIVE THERE.IT'S A SHAME THAT THEY HAD TO ARREST HER. I DON'T CARE IF SHE CALL 911 A MILLION TIMES THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE FOR HER INSTEAD THEY ARRESTED HER POOR SHAME THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOUD BE UNDER INVESTICATION FOR THAT. THAT WHY 911 IS A JOKE WHEN YOU NEED THEM THEIR NOT THEY BUT CALL A HUNDRED TIMES THEN THEY SHOW UP. REMEBER 911 IS A JOKE. LIKE THE SONGS SAYS A JOKE
I can KINDA see your point, but I have to disagree with you. 911 is for emergencies, not for an obviously mental unstable person to work out their problems. Yes, she was arrested, but at least now she's getting the help she needs. One of the questions in my head is: does she not have family or friends who could have gotten her the help she needs?

If 911 is a joke (I've only had to call twice in my entire life: when my grandfather passed away and when I was behind an obviously impaired driver, and both times I got a very fast, professional response), it's because of people tying up the line with non-emergencies (just felt like calling, children playing on the phone, calling to see if Disneyland is open, etc.).
CSH

Milledgeville, GA

#13 Feb 23, 2008
GA DAWG wrote:
Milledgeville, GA a long long time ago (Gosh I'm telling my age)was where they housed all the mentally ill and the town was the capital of GA...seems the apple doesn't fall for from the tree...
Considering your view of us, I am glad you no longer live here. Fact is, many mental patients check themselves in and out of Central State Hospital all the time.

I don't know what your problem with Milledgeville having been the pre-civil war capital of Georgia, or why you would think that has something to do with the mental hospital being here.

However, I lived in Augusta, GA for several years and noticed the absolute worst and craziest drivers most always have South Carolina tags.

Then there are the Gypsy's in Beech Island, S.C...
CSH

Milledgeville, GA

#14 Feb 23, 2008
msbeepbeepfinest wrote:
I STILL SAY THAT 911 IS A JOKE. AND DON'T EVEN LIVE THERE.IT'S A SHAME THAT THEY HAD TO ARREST HER. I DON'T CARE IF SHE CALL 911 A MILLION TIMES THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE FOR HER INSTEAD THEY ARRESTED HER POOR SHAME THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOUD BE UNDER INVESTICATION FOR THAT. THAT WHY 911 IS A JOKE WHEN YOU NEED THEM THEIR NOT THEY BUT CALL A HUNDRED TIMES THEN THEY SHOW UP. REMEBER 911 IS A JOKE. LIKE THE SONGS SAYS A JOKE
If you had a life or death emergency and couldn't get help because this woman was tying up the phone, you'd be bitchin' about that...and probably suing.

Milledgeville is a small town. Perhaps you folks in Hollywood, Florida should pay for them to have the facilities to patronize the nut cases and do their jobs, too.
Hang up

Hilton Head Island, SC

#15 Feb 24, 2008
what else did she have to do
sweets2360

Boynton Beach, FL

#16 Feb 25, 2008
I live within that 911 area, and I am glad she was responded to and in now undergoing psychiatric help, and 300 call per day would tie up the service till someone with a real emergency could not get through. It is the home of Georgia State College and University and let one of those kids have an emergency and couldnt get through and someones parents would go through the roof. Apparently she didnt have family to call or to help up. And GA DAWG there are mentally ill people in every state, county and city or town in America, actually the world. Look around you.
pat cain

Dalton, GA

#17 Mar 3, 2008
i do agree with every one else .why didnt they respond to her before so many call was made?? not normal for a person to do that she needed help.its getting really bad.
msbeepbeepfinest

Hollywood, FL

#18 Mar 5, 2008
This message is for CSH I could careless what you say see the problem is if it took that many times to call 911 and they didn't respond she should call another 100 times and just may they will come and like i said 911 is a joke in you small towm and in my big town too. And i don't no why you talking it will take 911 a year to find Gordon, And or Milledgeville Ga being a small town that's a DAMN lie and seeing how small Wilkinson County is they will never find YOUR DUMB ASS with the answer you gave. And for us paying when hell freezes over CSH. And thank you fo sharing your Dumb ASS Answer.
msbeepbeepfinest

Hollywood, FL

#19 Mar 5, 2008
CHS i see you work there and i guess you are mental too. And look Inever said i live there any way. maybe you should make your ome there I'm sure they save a room for you. I will never talk about people with mental problems like you do, we all no about Central State Hosiptal. And i no Milledgeville have good others things going on then CSH. Next time you check yourself in there and maybe just maybe it take 300 calls for you to be pick up. If they can find your location.
msbeepbeepfinest

New Orleans, LA

#20 Mar 11, 2008
Why do Lucret C.Denson Loves toomsboro ga so much well let's see why she loves all her family there. and love to visit although it's a very small place but it doesn't matter to her she just aloving person and loves her family there. And that's why I Lucretia C. Denson Loves myself some Toomsboro Ga My Cousins. Friends,Aunts and Uncles
Big Sharp Pistols

Milledgeville, GA

#21 Apr 21, 2008
msbeepbeepfinest wrote:
This message is for CSH I could careless what you say see the problem is if it took that many times to call 911 and they didn't respond she should call another 100 times and just may they will come and like i said 911 is a joke in you small towm and in my big town too. And i don't no why you talking it will take 911 a year to find Gordon, And or Milledgeville Ga being a small town that's a DAMN lie and seeing how small Wilkinson County is they will never find YOUR DUMB ASS with the answer you gave. And for us paying when hell freezes over CSH. And thank you fo sharing your Dumb ASS Answer.
Intelligence is like a river: The deeper it flows, the less noise it makes.

You make a LOT of noise.
nose in gossip

Statesboro, GA

#22 Jul 11, 2008
I would just like to say that this woman could have been calling from an unrecognizable number. You can still call 911 from a disconnected cell phone, as long as the battery works, 911 can be called, so please remember this before giving your phone to a child. If 911 is unable to have a contact number, they are more than likely unable to obtain an address. Not all counties have the ability to track cell phones. Getting that equipment takes a lot of money and increase in taxes! It's also hard to assist someone who calls 911 and doesn't talk to you, but just starts telling you about a water bill in north dakota!

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