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Friday, July 23, 12:15 AM

Dispatcher: 38-- Thomas, got a male Hispanic and four female Hispanics doin' dope in the alley.

44S13: Throw it on the screen--I'll see if it's my ex-wife.

Dispatcher: God. Maybe we should let the rats at it. Whattaya think?

44S13: Rats don't want her.

Dispatcher: I know the feeling. They all tossed her back with mine.

Friday, July 23, 12:55 AM

Dispatcher: A missing, 5-- N. Avers, son of complainant missing since the 20th of July.

1121: That's a callback.

Dispatcher: Yeah, wouldn't ya think so?

1121: Missing for two days, time to call back.

Dispatcher: Missing for two days, it's time to pack up and move on him.

Saturday, July 24, 12:20 AM

2302: Anyone with a car-opening device to help a citizen who locked his keys in his car?

Dispatcher: 2302, where? At the station?

2302: On Waveland just west of Halsted.

Dispatcher: Anyone in 23 have a car-opening device to assist a citizen on Waveland just west of Halsted? Unit in 23 with a car-opening device?

Unidentified Caller: How much do they have?

Dispatcher: Should I ask?

Unidentified Caller: How much money do they have?

Dispatcher: I'm askin': should I ask?

Unidentified Caller: Tengo doneray.

Dispatcher: 2302, we're gettin' no response over there.

2302: Thank you.

Saturday, July 24, 12:50 AM

Dispatcher: 1131, a domestic 765 on Kilbourn, see C-- E--. Husband's trying to get in the house after comin' home from jail. Imagine that--a hard day at the lockup.

1131: Allllrighty.


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