Our office in Los Angeles was a residential/commercial mixed zoned space with office on the first floor and residential rooms upstairs, and I used to live in one of the rooms back in 2007. One day, I woke up around 7am on a Saturday with a police’s gun fairly close to my head (I don’t remember the exact details, but at least the officer’s gun was drawn out). He said that there was a 911 call from this location that had immediately got hung up, so he was surveying the area. I believe at the end there was nothing going on, so the police left. This kept happening about 3-4 times a year for the next 2-3 years. Once, the police arrived while our parking gates were locked and one of the people staying over was chilling in a chair in the parking lot, and he pointed the gun at her saying open the gates or something but she barely spoke any English. That incident felt particularly dangerous to us – she could have been shot if any misunderstandings flared up.

We tried to figure out what the heck was going on, but the closest people’s conclusions got to was that there was a poor phone wiring job and a landline call was triggering the wrong spot. Which begs the question – was a real 911 call happening elsewhere? And did those people turn up okay?

Eventually, the building was demolished for a new one, so we never got to know what the heck was wrong.

This 911 location story just brought out the memories of that.