Police

Police Advice: Call 911 and Hide

And maybe the bad guys will leave you alone until the cops show up

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SPRINGFIELD  —  Did you like playing hide and seek as a child? Then you are exactly the type of person Illinois police officers and lawmakers want to talk to when you call 911.

You see the politicians and the police say if someone breaks into your home, and 911 help is minutes away, your best bet is to hide.

"I'd say dial 911 as soon as possible, and hide," said state Rep. Eddie Acevedo, D-Chicago, who an Illinois lawmakers and a Chicago police officer.

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