There is a distinction between 'mistake' and 'wrong.' IMO, he was not wrong about many things, including his perceptions of the man's behavior.Originally Posted by Lursa
These are the circumstances that many 911 callers are under. Dispatchers and police know this. And were you privy to exactly what info the dispatcher gave the police? Exactly what presumptions they went in with? They dont hear the 911 call.
No one disputes the police should assess the situation themselves, but it's petty to criticize the caller who acted IMO correctly and interpreted events *as he saw them.* The caller was alarmed by the guy's behavior....it was not remotely normal from what I saw for behavior in a retail store.