>YOU MUST KNOW *77
>I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77.
>It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon,
>and Lauren was driving to visit a friend.
>An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind
>her and put his lights on. *Lauren's parents
>have always told them never to pull over
>for an unmarked car on the side of the road,
>but rather to wait until they get to a gas
>Lauren had actually listened to her parents
>advice, and promptly called *77 on her cell
>phone to tell the police dispatcher that she
>would not pull over right away. She
>proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there
>was an unmarked police car with a flashing
>red light on his rooftop behind her. The
>dispatcher checked to see if there were
>police cars where she was and there weren't,
>and he told her to keep driving, remain
>calm and that he had back up already
>on the way.
>Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her
>and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman
>went to her side and the others surrounded the
>car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and
>tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted
>rapist and wanted for other crimes. I never new
>about the *77 Cell Phone feature, but especially
>for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over
>for an unmarked car. Apprently police have to respect
>your right keep going to a safe&quiet; place. You
>obviously need to make some signals that you
>acknowledge them (i.e. put on your hazard lights) or
>call *77 like Lauren did.
>Too bad the cell phone companies don't
>generally give you this little bit of wonderful
>*Speaking to a service representative at
>**Bell** Mobility confirmed that
>*77 was a direct link to state trooper info. So, now
>it's your turn to let your friends know about *77.
>Send this to every woman
>(and person) you know; it
>may save a life.