Thoughts on guns: In the heat of dealing with our scary neighbor and afterward, people would mention that they have a gun and speak as though they wouldn’t hesitate to use it. Our philosophy is that it’s great to have a gun in the event that your life is being threatened and there isn’t any chance for escape, but that any use of a gun is going to incur expensive and tension filled legal ramifications that could determine your actions to be in the wrong. I’ve always heard that you can only match force with equal force. Someone’s ranting and the fear you might feel isn’t enough to start flashing your gun around and most likely will only escalate the problem. A crazy like our neighbor might shoot you directly, but would be more likely to shoot you right through the side of your rig or some other time when you didn’t see it coming! Best to move on as soon as a crazy moves in or at a minimum when they ramp up like our neighbor did!
Using 911: Since the police advised the r.v. park residents to call 911, we had to check the internet to see whether our phone number from another state would contact 911 in the state of origin! It turns out calling 911 will connect you with a local central dispatcher capable of contacting local 911 dispatchers around the United States and Canada! The internet pointed out that you could be on the phone with a friend across the country when they experience an emergency. You could call 911 on their behalf. You would be connected to the 911 dispatcher for the area you are in regardless of your phone area code and you would then be transferred to the dispatcher for the area your friend is in. Another internet example of 911 networking says that no matter where you call 911 from in New York City the call will be routed through one of 5 centers all located in Brooklyn. Now we know!