I had never needed to call the police or 911, until last week when I saw a driver who was Endangering other drivers by driving recklessly and potentially drunk. On the approach to an on-ramp for a major highway at rush hour, a deranged motorist weaved through two lanes of traffic and then careened across double-white lines on an onramp to try to pass as many cars as possible. Despite the fact that traffic ahead was stopped in bumper-to-bumper congestion a few yards away, this individual was prepared to put their and everyone else’s safety at risk in order to gain one vehicle length ahead of where they had been.

I wasn’t the only one who called 911 after witnessing the car’s reckless driving, but I was glad to see that law enforcement arrived quickly. The driver was apprehended and it felt good knowing that my call contributed to keeping everyone safe.

In this story, a toddler calls 911 for help after she was put in a dangerous situation. The police arrived and were horrified that such a young child had to call for help to feel safe. But that’s what happened since the girl was left alone with another kid. And because she was a “big girl,” her parents expected her to take care of the baby at three years old. The good news is that, thankfully, the young lady did the correct thing and phoned for assistance.

Even though she was unaware of how much danger she was in, the girl did the right thing by calling for help from the police. They saved not only her life, but also that of the one-year-old infant who was under her care.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they were shocked to see the condition of the girl. The toddler had called 911 and remained on the phone with the operator for eight minutes until help arrived.

The toddler, baby, and three “agressive” dogs were all alone in a filthy mobile home park in Oak Hill, Florida. The children’s diapers had fallen down to their knees, full of filth. They were also barefoot throughout the dog feces. Two others were confined while one was free-roaming within the house.

Then cops noticed it. A loaded gun was left out so the children could “play” with it, and there was no food in the fridge.

Later, 26-year-old Yajaira Tirado was arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect.

Initially, she lied to the cops and said “she had only been gone for five minutes” to buy groceries with a neighbor. However, when they persisted in questioning her, she confessed that it was all a lie – she had actually left her three-year-old home alone and believed the shotgun wasn’t working.

A neighbor saw the negligent mother leave the trailer for reasons unknown, on a golf cart.

The two children were taken away from Tirado’s care. The state is now looking into the full extent of the abuse.