Back From Mexico, Rescue From the U.K.

I mentioned it on here, that I was going to Mexico. I did, it was nice, hot and sunny. Now I’m back, happy to see white snowy mountains instead of white sandy beaches.

A lot happened while I was gone, I’m sure, but I have yet to catch up on all of it. I’m still getting caught up on Rite Aid closing and the latest Laidlaw/CPD stuff. But I’ve got something cool to tell you.

At 5:32 p.m. on Saturday the Berlin police department received a fax from a police department outside Liverpool, U.K. The fax said they had received a tip that someone in Berlin had slit their wrists. Someone in the U.K. town called the police after they read something in a chat room that concerned them. The Brit knew that the person was in Berlin somehow, so when he called his police department they got in touch with Berlin PD. Somehow the Berlin PD determined they had better check on a residence on Main Street, and there they found an unresponsive man with cuts on his wrists. He wasn’t bleeding badly, but police were concerned he’d overdosed on some type of drug. They called an ambulance, which rushed him to the hospital. It’s likely he survived because of the police intervention.

Isn’t that great? Twenty-first century life saving from across the Atlantic. I found out about it this morning, and I have several other things going on, so I didn’t pursue it, but it seems like a great feature. Maybe for a tech journal or something.
I also thought it was funny that the police departments connected via fax machine. I didn’t know those still existed.
OK, back to work, just a quick note. Happy to be back in the frozen north. Just fax me if you have a problem.

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