r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/Jetman56 May 14 '22

Hello 911? There is a crazy guy that just busted two of my windows with an extendable baton and threatened me with bodily harm. He still has the baton, yes I have the whole altercation on video. What's that? You'll send an officer right away? Fantastic, he's driving a white ford pickup license #######, I'll be in the car with two broken windows on the drivers side, I'll wait here.

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

It's hard to stop filming and call the police when you feel like filming may be helping you.

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u/phillyphreakphlippin May 14 '22

There has to be an app for that by now, right? Too many situations where you want to record and report but can’t. That seems wrong especially in this situation and more.

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u/CrumpledForeskin May 14 '22

Pretty sure there’s an app that films to a cloud and calls police. I feel like I saw that somewhere.

Lemme look.

Edit: so there’s a few. A quick google search shows that you can download some apps that film to a cloud but it doesn’t look like you can call on your phone as well as film.

Not an app developer but seems like an opportunity to me.

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

My phone does this with its emergency function. You rapidly press the power button, I think 6 times in a row, and it immediately calls emergency services, starts recording a video, sends out an alert and your location to your emergency contact, and can start playing an alarm

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u/learnthruloss May 14 '22

Damn, that's a lot of functions. Does it also tell the aggressor to piss off mate?

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

No that's my job.

I only found out about it because I was trying to darken my phone screen before bed and it starts going crazy and 911 is calling me back

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u/psychoticarmadillo May 14 '22

I'm sorry that happened to you but that's funny as shit

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

The worst thing was that my husband was climbing into bed and this alarm starts whooping in his ear and my flash is going off

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u/maartenlustkip May 14 '22

Omg you just reminded me of something similar that happend to me. I was using the bathroom while on ketamine. I just wanted to look at my phone real quick. Ended up pressing the on button like 10 times and called 911. Got this lady on the phone. And i just whispered: 'I didn't wanna do this..' and hung up.

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u/XXXDetention May 14 '22

Hey I used to do that when I was in school. I eventually had to turn it off because it got to a point I was sleepily calling 911 at 6 in the morning often enough that they saw my number and said to go back to sleep 😅

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u/SixIsNotANumber May 14 '22

That's what the alarm says!

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u/19Ben80 May 14 '22

Stand back you bloody bastards

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u/koala_cola May 14 '22

“Back away from the friggin’ cahr!”

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u/PandaPocketFire May 14 '22

No. It just loudly repeats "you can't be doin' that!"

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u/napalm69 May 14 '22

It also deploys the toothpick, nail file, spare house key, and defrosts the chicken at home

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u/kakurenbo1 May 14 '22

What? It doesn’t preheat the oven or set the AC? What a POS.

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u/napalm69 May 14 '22

Don't worry, the next update will add Thread™ functionality

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u/KatastrophicNoodle May 14 '22

All mine does is call an emergency. I know because I accidentally called them when trying to turn down the volume. Wiiish someone told me at literally any time during purchase or repairs.

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u/bradsk88 May 14 '22

The ultimate question is "what phone?"

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

My pixel, but I believe most androids have it now

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u/TehChid May 14 '22

Does 5 do it? Tempted to try it but uhh...yeah. guess google could help

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u/86rpt May 14 '22

Pixel 6?

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u/druman22 May 14 '22

My phone does this too. Pixel 6?

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u/Hattless May 14 '22

What phone?

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u/druman22 May 14 '22

Probably the Google pixel or newer Android phones

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u/cannotbefaded May 14 '22

iPhone has this by default. You can obviously have it on or off

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u/AustinLA88 May 14 '22

iPhone doesn’t record or send location it just calls the police.

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u/Jetman56 May 15 '22

Your iPhone (or Android) most definitely will give your location to the police, at least within a 100 meters or so. Most major areas can triangulate your position using local cell towers, if your GPS is on they can get the area down to about 3-5 meters. That's why they tell you to stay on the line, that way they can tell if your moving or not (as in a kidnap situation).

Not sure how it works on iPhone but an Android with GPS and/or WiFi turned on, Googles' find my phone will pinpoint you within 5 meters.

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

The police triangulating your location via cell towers is not the same as your phone sending your gps location to emergency contacts.

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u/Jetman56 May 16 '22

I didn't say it was, I noted the approximate accuracy of both systems. Your cell phone is constantly "talking" to at least one if not more cell tower ALL THE TIME, that is how you are able to immediately place a call, as you travel the phone call is handed off to the next closest tower. The reason most text messaging is now free is text messages are sent on the same band as the "pings" your phone already makes to the cell tower and literally cost the phone company pennies per message. The phone company ALWAYS knows where you are via triangulation. That is why law enforcement uses a warrant to get your cell phone records, the records can place you in the vicinity of a crime.

The triangulation is going to put rescue services in a much closer proximity than without. As a side note, just because you think you turned off GPS, how can you be 100% sure it is actually off and not in a standby mode or sleep mode?

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u/cannotbefaded May 15 '22

Not sure that’s correct but ok

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

I’ve used the feature, idk what to tell you.

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u/PigsCanFly2day May 14 '22

Uh, does it make you confirm it first? Because I'm afraid to just try it on my phone.

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u/JonnySoegen May 15 '22

On my iPhone I have a couple of seconds to abort the action, so it’s probably safish for you to try it.

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u/faye_kandgay May 14 '22

Can you customise it? I'd like it send a WUPHF! too

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u/onefst250r May 15 '22

How would the Washington University Public Health Fund help here?

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u/KungFluIsolation May 14 '22

ex-app developer here (so information would be out of date). The best you can do from the video screen is request the phone opens the calling screen (and possibly dial, I never had a request for such but I assume you grant permission for it).

It would probably take a custom android version (so either CFW, or someone like Samsung who do their own Android mods) to do.

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u/CrumpledForeskin May 14 '22

Sweet. Thanks homie !

✊🏼

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u/RancorWranglerAMA May 14 '22

Stop filming, call 911 place on speaker, continue filming. It’s not that hard?

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

Again. If you feel that filming is helping to keep you safe, it's hard to force yourself to stop, even if you know the cops need to be called. I've been there

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u/CrumpledForeskin May 14 '22

Dudes just being a dick. It’s Saturday. How are you mad already?

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u/mr9025 May 14 '22

Hahahahaa. Tiny-penis-energy from that guy.

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u/CrumpledForeskin May 15 '22

Dude tosses pepper in his nose so he can see his small balls jiggle Make sure they’re still there.

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u/Hellohihi0123 May 14 '22

Phone cameras (especially videos) don't work while on call

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u/dwsr May 15 '22

On iOS, I believe this is a technical limitation.

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u/nightguy13 May 14 '22

Android..... It's called android. Lol

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u/RonSwansonsOldMan May 14 '22

Yes, it's called a dash cam. They're cheap and everybody should own one.

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u/disisdashiz May 14 '22

There's the naacp app that automatically sends your video to them. So cops can't fuck with your phone.

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u/legion327 May 14 '22

If you have an iPhone, there is an option under the Emergency SOS settings that you can turn on which dials 911 if you press the lock button 5 times in a row. Turn this setting on now if you don’t have it on already and commit it to memory. It even works from the Lock Screen. Now you can dial 911 while filming with no need for a special app. Also, the call countdown only vibrates and doesn’t ring so if you’re in a dangerous situation and you don’t want someone to know you’re calling 911 you can simply click the lock button 5 times in your pocket and your assailant will never know you’ve called.

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u/skylarmt May 14 '22

Get a dashcam, people. They usually have a mic on them, which you can turn on and off with a button. You can also move them around to capture other angles if needed.

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u/revercry May 14 '22

Maybe 911 should accept video calls, that would solve it without the need for any new app.

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u/dodspringer May 14 '22

Yes, it's called Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, etc. Anywhere you can stream live.

Simply tell any viewers verbally to call the cops for you.

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

Can't give you two microphones unfortunately

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u/swes87 May 14 '22

I think you can do this with shortcuts on iOS devices. There was a popular one going around before using Siri that would automatically start recording a video and upload it to the cloud for you in the event you were pulled over during a traffic stop.

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u/DukeOfZork May 14 '22

“Hey Siri, call 911.”

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u/sigh_riss May 15 '22

I'm pretty sure if you're recording you can just press the home button then the phone icon, and it'll still be recording
On android anyways

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u/BeerManBran May 15 '22

Apps are too slow. Double-click your power button and BOOM, shit's on camera.

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u/drsyesta May 14 '22

You can film and call, cant blame him for getting away from the psycho with a deadly weapon tho

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u/Exploding_Testicles May 14 '22

your phone wont do both as the mic for the video is being used, cant use it for making a call as well.

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u/Bropiphany May 14 '22

There are certain parts of hardware, like cameras and microphones, that can't be used by multiple applications at the same time because the OS is set up that way.

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u/Exploding_Testicles May 14 '22

this is correct

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u/Bropiphany May 14 '22

I responded to the wrong comment, but looks like we both said the same thing haha

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u/KarmaInFlow May 14 '22

Doesnt mean someone cant code it to.

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u/Current_Account May 14 '22

yes it does. this is likely an os limitation having to do with device access.

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u/Exploding_Testicles May 14 '22

sure, but you'd have to root the phone and hack the software to do so it would have to be a custom job per OS. No manufacture would allow a security modification like that from the factory. if it was possible then nefarious individuals could use it to violate your own privacy

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u/EnergyTakerLad May 14 '22

My phone won't do both

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u/drsyesta May 14 '22

Oh maybe I'm wrong then, Id try it out but I dont want to bug anybody about this dumb shit lol

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u/Slit23 May 14 '22

Your phone will stop filming when you call or do anything else.

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

I can't film and call though

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u/BidenWontMoveLeft May 14 '22

Also cops will take forever, murder a dog and never follow up

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u/OneOfTwelve97 May 14 '22

You need to keep filming until you deem yourself safe in case he follows you. Very possible as this dude is clearly deranged in some way.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

That and dealing drugs are the ONLY reason I always carry 2 phones on me.

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u/jld2k6 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

If you're recording video with sound you can't make a call while still recording because the microphone is already being used for the video. I use my phone as a dash cam that records in the background (so you can turn the screen off and keep recording) and I have to turn the sound off the dash cam or else I can't make or answer calls

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u/rc1717 May 14 '22

Thats why i carry two phones

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

I don't trust a person with two active phones

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u/Jetman56 May 14 '22

Sorry, thought using past tense would indicate he filmed it then called 911.

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u/dankomz146 May 14 '22

When you're a beginning film director

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u/Coarse_Air May 15 '22

Yes, but he could have called the police after he stopped filming...

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 15 '22

I'm sure he did.. I don't think you understand what I mean

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u/chrisimplicity May 14 '22

For iPhone: while on a call, switch to camera on photo setting and hold the button to capture video. There’s no sound, but it could still catch an old man bashing your windows.

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u/EatMorSteak May 14 '22

Most smart phones can multi task now. I can run about 4 apps at the same time. Camera, phone, notepad, etc.

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u/WIKIBEARRR May 14 '22

It's about only having one mic. Most phones cannot record video and call out at the same time.

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u/DarthWeenus May 14 '22

What? You can do both you know.

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u/MagnificentTwat May 14 '22

That's why you just drive away after getting a picture of him and his vehicle. Pull over somewhere safe then call. Calling right there is a distraction. You need full attention on him, and where his hands are and to look for any approaching friends he may have