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Old January 20th, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by GreatTornado View Post
See, there's this thing called a "phone". What you do to use it is you pick up the handset and press the numbers "9-1-1" then the call button. Then you request the police and tell them what's happening and that you need help.
Oh yeah, I'm sure he'll let me do that, too. While he's mugging me.
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