Detroit Woman Calls 911 to Report Property Stolen, Told to Call Back Later

While Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Interim Police Chief Chester Logan explore a restructuring of the city’s police department, some residents are expressing frustration with how their calls are being handled.

Detroiter Rachelle Guyton said she called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her 2003 Chrysler Town & Country minivan had been stolen from an apartment building in Palmer Park — but it wasn’t the van she was worried about.

“I have a gun under my car seat, and when I called the police department to explain this to them and try to have them help… they didn’t give me any attention. They told me I had to wait until 8 o’clock to call back. What if someone gets shot with this? What if a child gets this in his hand? I’m responsible, and I just can’t have that on my conscience,” Guyton told WWJ’s Terri Lee.




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10 comments on “Detroit Woman Calls 911 to Report Property Stolen, Told to Call Back Later
  1. Lou Rodgers says:

    Why are you suprised, it’s Detroit

  2. dad666 says:

    If she was dumb enough to leave a loaded gun in her vehicle over night she should be in jail and not on the phone. What a Moron.

    • colleenf says:

      No. I and my husband keep a loaded gun in our vehicles at all times.
      The problem is in the crime rate of Detroit and the lack of police action.

      • Twin Daddy says:

        Well Colleen if the problem is so great why are you leaving your gun in your car? Shouldn’t you be taking it with you when you leave your car?

        • colleenf says:

          I have one with me when I am at home or if I am out of my car. You have a problem with me wanting personal safety?
          As a woman who has been brutally raped in the past, I NEVER take my personal safety lightly.

  3. Rick Baldwin says:

    Stolen cars are a daily occurrence in Detroit,the gun is not covered Guyton will soon be arrested,I bet..

  4. obhfwb says:

    Lets see you live in a hell hole and you have cops from hell, hello!

  5. Barb Patton says:

    iT IS GOING TO GET MUCH MUCH WORSE. tHE THEFT OF WHITE HOMES BROKEN INTO BY TRAYVONS. cARS STOLEN BY TRAYVONS, RAPE AND PILLAGE BY TRAYVONS. wE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT THE TRAYVONS KNOW THAT THE HONKEYS ARE THE MINORITY AND THEY ARE CASHING IN BIG TIME. oUR AYATOLLAH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA MUST BE VERY PROUD OF WHAT HE HAS STARTED

  6. Jim Crowe says:

    It’s called Obamacare.

  7. TSRE says:

    There are so many restrictions with the CCW permit in Michigan, she could not
    legally take it into a store or 13 other places that’s listed on the back of the permit,
    even if it was concealed in her purse. Time to get rid of these restrictions.