wedding gown was stolen on her wedding day from her car near her home.
The 911 operator who answered the call took down the necessary information as usual. However, she was touched by the call especially when she discovered the wedding was scheduled for that very day. The operator decided to do something about it.
During the telephone conversation, the operator was thinking what could she do. She had just gotten married 18 months ago, so she took the necessary steps to offer her dress to the bride.
As soon as she got off the phone, she asked her supervisor if she could offer her dress. With her supervisor’s approval, the operator contacted the police officer who was on the scene. She e-mailed the officer a picture of her dress to show the bride.
The dress was delivered, and the wedding took place as scheduled. The bride texted the operator the following day thanking her for the generous offer. The wedding day would have been ruined had the operator not come to the rescue.
This gives a different meaning to the wedding tradition of having "something borrowed."
When you look at the situation, a lot of things were set in place for this to happen:
- The operator was recently married.
- The operator and the bride were the same size.
- The operator was the one who answered the 911 call.
- The operator had a willing heart to offer the dress.
- The operator's supervisor agreed to the offer.
The thief has not been found, but witnesses say it was a woman who laughed as she drove away with the stolen dress. One would think a woman would know the importance of a womn having the perfect wedding dress on her special day.