If there are very personal examples then you may not feel like sharing, that’s obviously okay.
I just called 999 for the first time and asked for the police. I just dropped some friends off after a night out and was getting myself a McDonalds wrap as a “reward”. As I pulled up to eat it, a woman tapped on my passenger window, said something inaudible, then tried the door. This freaked me out a bit (I had only locked the doors seconds ago)…so I’m a bit ashamed to say I shouted “go away” at her…she looked desperate, for want of a better word, and said something else (looked like a plea) before moving on. I then saw her try the door of two other cars (one of which had a single occupant who was clearly taken aback by the woman)…before ambling off in the middle of the road towards two petrol forecourts.
Idk…I thought it was odd behaviour but also she was clearly in distress…so I don’t know if I made the right call with the police. I spoke to dispatch for around 15 minutes, tracking her moves while I waited for the police to arrive…when they did she immediately went up to them and entered the rear seat after about one minute of talking. They then drove off.
I hope her willingness to go with them is a good sign, I just hope she gets whatever help she was after because it wouldn’t sit right if I’ve basically grassed on someone who was clearly in need.
Off to bed now. Bit of a rambly thread. Be interested to hear other experiences.