When seconds count
You better hope you have some politicos private number or you may be screwed:
For three hours, Leon Dixon waited for Detroit police to arrive while he hid in his bedroom from the intruders downstairs.
Several times he called 911 for help, whispering to avoid detection. He even tried the Northwestern District police station directly, but said he was told officers weren’t available because they were in the middle of a shift change.
Scared, Dixon said he eventually decided to call Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson. “I told her she was my last resort,” he said.
Watson said she called Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings and the mayor’s office directly to get police to respond. Jewelry and his daughter’s piggy bank were among the items taken, he said. The suspects have not been caught.
To get the police to show up, he had to call a councilwoman.