AMBER Alert in Los Angeles.

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  1. Terror Zone

    Terror Zone Banned Banned

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    Anyone else in southern California just get a text sent to them for an AMBER Alert? I had my phone set to silent and it still started beeping. Thought it was pretty weird since I'm like 80 miles from LA.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-amber-alert-boyle-heights-20140523-story.html

     
  2. Absolute Power

    Absolute Power A Real Human Bean

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    Same thing happened to me. Phone was on silent but it started beeping. Got the message about an orange 2004 Nissan. I'm in LA county though, so it made sense that I got the message.
     
  3. mime

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  4. Sivo The Ram

    Sivo The Ram Black Belt

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    one time i got a mobile alert from my school saying how a short mexican man was going around campus flashing people and to be careful and not approach him lol.
     
  5. Fatt Hughes

    Fatt Hughes Brown Belt

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    I'm not sure if it bothers you or not, but there is a way to disable amber alerts, and other alerts with the exception of Presidential alerts. I didn't do it because i don't care, but because those alerts freak the the hell out. How to disable depends on your phone.
     
  6. CountOfSoCal

    CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    I got it, but I'm near Barstow..kiiiinda far from LA county.
     
  7. taknocks

    taknocks Green Belt

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    I got an Amber Alert on my iPhone at like 3AM one night and it scared the hell out of me. It was a really loud beeping noise and the missing child wasn't even from my state. I had to turn the alerts off after that.
     
  8. lowsingle

    lowsingle Banned Banned

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    yeah and im at work in tustin, in orange county

    so closer to you i guess
     
  9. Strychnine

    Strychnine Steel Belt

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    I pray that the child is found safe. They need to get that started in my state.
     
  10. fingercuffs

    fingercuffs and now my bitter hands Platinum Member

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    I wondered what the hell was going on the first time I got one, the phone made a really weird noise.
     
  11. SenorGuillen

    SenorGuillen Your Nightshift Manager from Hell

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    Latinos again...
     
  12. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Winter Orchid Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I actually just noticed the setting to turn these off yesterday after having the phone for a few years. I think I've maybe had 2 ever though
     
  13. oFUNGUSo

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    some people in my office building get those via text message......i dont for some reason. but my weather app is constantly telling me about child abductions.

    its really depressing. i probably see one or two of these alerts on my phone a week.
     
  14. Revolver

    Revolver you sound poor Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    got that same amber alert. who would drive an orange car?
     
  15. sangreporsangre

    sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    Well hopefully they find this kid and everything turns out ok
     
  16. mesanch86

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    Got the amber alert while I was in the movie theater watching DOFP
     
  17. computer fogie

    computer fogie Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    What could a Presidential alert be? It sounds very exciting.
     
  18. odog

    odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Wait a second. So alerts just pop up on everyone's phones? Never heard of that.
     
  19. highkicknomore

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    Yep. Didn't subscribe to it or anything. Got one too but it didn't beep or anything but it was on the lock screen.
     
  20. Zer

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    Pedophiles. If you see a dude driving an orange car - PEDOPHILE
     

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