“911 operator: Can you tell me what exactly is in your home? me: A b-b-Bat!”

That’s when I heard it.

Wapa wapa wapa weeee

That sound froze my breath. My hair stood on end and my cat flew from my arms.

I was squeezing the life out of him. The blanket sailed over my head.

When my heart began to beat again, it started in a hyperspeed.

It was beating in my throat. I started to shake. I knew I was going to vomit. I was gasping for air. I heard horrible little choking noises coming- I heard these horrible little choking noises and realized they were coming from me. It was so dark under the blanket, but there was danger looking outside the shelter I had thrown around me.

I snuck my arm out slowly, slowly, slowly so that no one would see the movement.

I felt for my phone. Gingerly I touched it and snatched it back into the hastily made sanctuary with me.

I dialed 911 the conversation went something like this:

“911 operator, This is 911, What’s your emergency?” 

me: gasping for air quietly, so no one would hear, trying desperately to give sound to the voice that was squeaking from my mouth.

“911 operator: Hello. Is anyone there? Please state your emergency.”

Me squeaking and hyperventilating: “I’m here. Please, send the police.”

911 operator: “State your emergency, please.”

Me: “There’s an intruder in my home. Send a cop to get me out.”

911 operator: “You have an intruder in your home ma’am, where are you?”

Me still hyperventilating now crying as well: “I’m under the covers on my couch.”

911 operator: “You’re hiding under the covers on your couch, ma’am?

Me hiccupping hyperventilating and crying: “Y-y-yes!”

911 operator: “Why?”

me: “So the intruder don’t get me.”

911 operator: Let’s see if I have this right ma’am. You’re hiding under the blankets on your couch at 2:10 in the morning. So the intruder in your home won’t get you.”

Me: “Yes, that is exactly-ly right, right. Send someone please.”

911 operator: “Does the Intruder have a weapon ma’am?”

Me: “Yes.Yes! Big- big teeth.”

911 operator: “ma’am, could you please calm down? I’m having a difficult time understanding you- did you say

teeth is his weapon?”

Me: Yes. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God!

911 operator: I have your information pulled up here ma’am.  Can you tell me what exactly is in your home?

me: ” A  b-b-bat!

911 operator chuckling: “We can’t send an officer to remove a bat.”

Me: “Oh my God, you have to! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!”

911 operator: “If you don’t calm down, I’ll send an ambulance.”

Me: “Will they get it out?”

911 operator: “No, but you need to calm down.”

Me:” Okay. “

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