A distraught mother, who was caught up in a violent street mob in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, was told by 911 dispatchers that she was on her own.
“They’re on my car! They’re on my car right now,” the motorist told the dispatcher. “They are blocking streets.”
The dispatcher told the woman their hands were tied because city leaders had sanctioned the protests. City Hall had given the protesters permission to block streets and impede traffic.
“They told our officers we can’t do anything about it,” the dispatcher told the frightened motorist. “Unless you’re hurt, our officers can’t intervene.”
The motorist told the dispatcher that her young daughter was in the car and they were both scared. Click here to listen to the full audio of the 911 call.
“Get out of my car,” the woman screamed at the protesters. “This is going to get dangerous. I’ve got a kid here. I’ve got a little girl in the car crying. Are you kidding me?”
The dispatcher warned the woman not to hit any of the people who were illegally blocking the roadways.
“I cannot get out of here,” she said weeping. “Get out of the way. They’re on my car. They’re on my car.”
The woman was eventually able to escape from the rampaging mob.
The city of Fredericksburg responded to the horrifying call after it was broadcast on Tucker Carlson’s television program.
“The 911 Communications Officer informed the caller that the protest was a City authorized event and officers were monitoring the activity from afar. When the caller stated a person jumped on her vehicle (exhibiting criminal behavior), the Communications Officer notified officers staged nearby of the situation,” it said in a statement.
“When officers arrived at the demonstration, the caller had vacated the area. A Patrol Division Sergeant followed up with the caller by phone the following day and began his investigation. Public safety for everyone is the number one priority of the Police Department and the Sergeant exhausted all available resources to identify the suspect who jumped on her vehicle. His investigation continues.”
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