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Hello all.this might seem like a strange question but,it's kind of a wierd situation.Has anyone called the police when the neighbours,for example,are screaming their heads off,furniture banging around....all from 3-5am....?Felt scared the black car is coming?If you 'did'call the police,for other's own good-did you receive a letter in the mail saying you must show up for an interview-interogation at the police station??false alarm--'?My friend did and is now having a small heart attack over fear for tomorow's meeting.Does anyone have any info?I thought the police were here to help...
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Old 19.05.2011, 20:23
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Re: calling the police for help-punishment

Maybe the police were simply trying to do their job and hearing the other side of the story, hence the need for a meeting at their place.

You might want to read a previous thread on Nachtruhe ( there are more if you searched ).

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Re: calling the police for help-punishment

Hasn't happened to me... yet. I phoned the police on Sunday night after someone I didn't know knocked on my door twice after 9pm, and then on the third time tried to get in...

They told me it was probably a drunken neighbour who'd mistaken the floor and that I'd done the right thing to call them.

Hope I don't get a letter in the next few days!

(They did also ring me when they arrived to say 'We can't get into your building, can you come down and open the door?' Which I wasn't happy about what with the strange man trying to get into my flat!)
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Hasn't happened to me... yet. I phoned the police on Sunday night after someone I didn't know knocked on my door twice after 9pm, and then on the third time tried to get in...

They told me it was probably a drunken neighbour who'd mistaken the floor and that I'd done the right thing to call them.
Thought of you this morning at 4.45 am !!
Got startled awake by quite a racket going on just outside in the hall (thought it was one of my cats so I ignored it for 5 minutes), finally I got up and realized there was a man trying to open my door.
Didn't feel frightened at all for some reason, I just opened the door to a quite nice young man sheepishly smiling, waving a key, totally inebriated out of his mind who just couldn't figure out why his key wouldn't work. When we determined together that he lived on the 2nd floor and that he should take the stairs, he wandered off quite happily and smacked into the wall.
He's not sleeping on the steps so he must of managed.
So there..... now I've met my neighbour.
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Re: calling the police for help-punishment

That happened to me once, but I was the perpetrator. Worse thing was, I wasn't even drunk just day dreaming as I came up from the laundry. I don't know who got the bigger fright but both me and the woman screamed our heads off, as luck would have it she was just about to leave her flat!

She always went a bit nearer the wall when we passed each other after that.
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Thought of you this morning at 4.45 am !!
Got startled awake by quite a racket going on just outside in the hall (thought it was one of my cats so I ignored it for 5 minutes), finally I got up and realized there was a man trying to open my door.
Didn't feel frightened at all for some reason, I just opened the door to a quite nice young man sheepishly smiling, waving a key, totally inebriated out of his mind who just couldn't figure out why his key wouldn't work. When we determined together that he lived on the 2nd floor and that he should take the stairs, he wandered off quite happily and smacked into the wall.
He's not sleeping on the steps so he must of managed.
So there..... now I've met my neighbour.
All I can say is... you're much braver than I am!
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Old 20.05.2011, 09:30
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Hello all.this might seem like a strange question but,it's kind of a wierd situation.Has anyone called the police when the neighbours,for example,are screaming their heads off,furniture banging around....all from 3-5am....?Felt scared the black car is coming?If you 'did'call the police,for other's own good-did you receive a letter in the mail saying you must show up for an interview-interogation at the police station??false alarm--'?My friend did and is now having a small heart attack over fear for tomorow's meeting.Does anyone have any info?I thought the police were here to help...
Wendylynn, how good is your friend's German? I'm asking because he might have misunderstood the police letter slightly. Perhaps they do want to talk to him, but I can't imagine it's really an "interrogation"!

For that matter, when he called the police during the night, did he have any trouble making himself understood? (i.e. was he able to explain coherently in German, and if not, did they get an English speaker on the phone to talk to him?) If the police were a bit confused by his phone call, they might very well ask him to come down to the station the next day, when an interpreter or an English-speaking police officer could be on hand.

Either way, I'd advise your friend not to worry, but to call the police station today and make sure he has understood correctly.
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That happened to me once, but I was the perpetrator. Worse thing was, I wasn't even drunk just day dreaming as I came up from the laundry.
I've done that myself, accidentally walking into the apartment one floor below mine.

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I've done that myself, accidentally walking into the apartment one floor below mine.

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Hahaha, very nice

When I moved in my new appartment, two gorgeous ladies walked in my appartment by accident, but when they saw me, they went out too quickly, I couldn't even invite them for a drink.
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