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Do You Know *677 – Urban Legend or Real?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Ontario Provincial Police, more commonly known as the OPP by Ontario residents, wants you know that *677 is real and not urban legend, neither is the story that follows. So be sure to spread the word and awareness about *677 that can help keep you safe.

Gals you should take note of this true story. It has importance on many levels.

It was about 1:00 PM in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.

Lauren’s parents have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked police car on the side of the road, but instead proceed to the nearest gas station or other safe place.

So Lauren listened to her parents advice and promptly called *677 on her cell phone. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop and that she was not going to pull over right away.

The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t so he told her to keep driving, remain calm and not to stop. He told her that back up was already on the way.

Ten minutes later four cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

Police departments are okay with you not stopping right away, instead waiting for a safe place to pull over. You just need to give them a sign that you know they are there. Your emergency flashers are a good way to do that. And you should call *677 right away and to check that everything is on the up and up. This is especially helpful for women traveling alone. Of course 911 is also available and if you have an emergency it should always be your first choice.

Sadly this information about *677 isn’t readily available and Cellarama.com is looking to spread the news and let all Ontario residents know about the direct link that *677 provides to OPP Dispatch.

The United States has a similar program that uses *77 and it is available in some of the states. If you are travelling to the U.S. you should do a little research about where *77 works.

So if you live in Ontario remember *677 will connect you to the OPP dispach. We at www.cellarama.com encourage you to take a moment out of your busy day and take these two very important actions. First add *677 to your cell phone’s contact book, use the words Police Dispach as the name.  And secondly, help spread the word about *677 on your cell phone, by sharing this short article with your kids, friends, and anyone you care about.

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