This Emergency Audio episode includes the audio from the 911 call made by an unnamed female kidnapping victim of Shawn Grate, who has since [been tied to as many as five homicides]. I drastically reduced the volume of the ear-shattering “beeeeeeps” authorities inserted to censor personal information and compressed the audio to remove clipping.
The transcript is included below.
Dispatcher: 911, What is the address to your emergency?
D: What is it?
**V: (Inaudible) Fourth Street laundry mat**
D: What’s your name? How do you spell your last name? Who abducted you?
**V: Shawn (Inaudible)**
D: You said John Green?
**V: Shawn Grates**
D: Where’s he at now?
D: Where’s he sleeping at?
**V: In the bedroom**
D: In what bedroom?
**V: There’s two houses right by the laundry mat and it’s in one of those houses**
D: But you’re at the laundry mat?
**V: No, I’m in the bedroom with him**
D: What color is the house? If I’m looking at the laundry mat, which way is it?
**V: If you’re looking at the laundry mat it’s the one of the left of the two**
D: You don’t know what color the house is?
**V: No. I’m sorry.**
D: Does he have a car?
D: So you think it’s a yellow house?
**V: I think so**
D: It’s an apartment?
**V: No it’s a house**
D: Does he own the house?
**V: No he broke in**
D: Does anybody actually live there?
**V: No it’s been abandoned**
D: And his name is Shawn Grate?
D: Does he have a weapon?
**V: He’s got a Taser**
D: Where do you live? What does he look like? Is he a white man or black man? Is he 6’ or is he shorter than that? Do you know how much he weighs?
**V: Maybe 6’ probably 175**
D: Are you injured?
**V: A little**
D: What color is his hair?
D: Do you know what color his eyes are?
D: What is he wearing?
**V: Nothing right now**
D: OK stay on the phone with me. Stay on the line with me, OK? Is he still sleeping?
D: where did he take you from?
**V: My apartment, I mean I was walking with him**
D: You were walking with him?
D: Where were you walking to?
**V: I’ve known him for like a month and a half**
D: Is there any way you can get out of the building?
**V: I don’t know without waking him and I’m scared**
D: Is there a bathroom in the house?
**V: His bedroom is closed and he made it so it would make noise**
D: If you told him you had to go to the bathroom he would do something to you?
**V: Yeah. Because he had me tied up**
D: Are you tied up now?
**V: Yeah but I kind of freed myself**
D: Is he in the same room as you?
D: Is it his phone you have?
**V: Yes. Are they on the way?**
D: OK. We have officers we’re sending
**V: Please send them now**
D: OK if you’re worried you don’t have to talk you can set the phone down OK? Are you upstairs or downstairs
**V: We’re downstairs. There’s a side door on the right of the left house and that’s where we enter. There’s a kitchen and right off is the bedroom**
D: Do you need an ambulance? Are you bleeding?
**V: Not anymore**
D: What were you bleeding from? You don’t have to talk if you don’t need to, OK? Do you know where he lives?
**V: No. Oh (expletive). Oh (expletive), I just woke him up.**
D: OK set the phone down.
_(Long silence after what sounds like a third voice)_
D: Are you still there?
**V: How much longer**
D: Do you hear any officers outside? They’re in the area
**V: Do you think they could come in the side door?**
D: Is there a padlock on the bedroom door or just a lock
**V: No I don’t even know if he locks it (inaudible)**
D: Can you see if you can get out?
**V: No I’m afraid of waking him (inaudible) I don’t even know if it’s open**
D: Is there a window around there you can look out?
**V: Yeah but the floor squeaks and it’s right by his head**
D: Are you laying down?
**V: No I’m standing right by the bedroom door**
D: And you can’t open it? Can you open it?
**V: I’m standing without making noise**
D: Is the door to the house open?
**V: I don’t know, probably. I don’t think he has a key. He broke in I’m pretty sure. The curtains are all shut**
D: What’s that? What’s that noise?
**V: I don’t hear anything**
D: Do you think you can get out? If you think you can get out, you need to get out
**V: Not unless they are right here. He can catch me and he’s strong**
D: She’s on the first floor. Are you the one closest to the laundromat or the other one?
**V: If you’re standing at the laundromat looking at the houses it’s the one on the left. Side door. Side door**
D: OK can you hear them?
D: Are you out of the bedroom?
D: The door doesn’t have a doorknob? Can you see them?
**V: Push the door**
D: She said push the door there’s no doorknob there. Can you get out of the bedroom?
D: Can you hear anybody right now?
**V: I heard the side door open. I’m out of the bedroom**
D: Can you get to the door where you can see out? Can you get out of the house? Are you at the door?
D: She’s at the door. Is there a window there?
**V: Yes. Come back, come back. Hurry, hurry! They can see me if they come to it.**
D: The door is locked she can’t get out
D: Can you unlock the door at all?
Officer: Get out, get out here. Where is he?
**V: Bedroom sleeping**
D: OK they have here
O: Unarmed? You need to go over here
O: Show me your hands
O: Where are you? Come on out here. You can’t be in there. Here cover yourself up. Tell me what happened. What happened?
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