SACRAMENTO, CA. - The first time it happened deputies knew it was a prank call, but didn't think much of it. The second time they became frustrated - and by the fifth or sixth time they had enough.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies responded as fast as they could, lights flashing, sirens blaring, stop signs and traffic signals meant nothing - because they were on their way to try to save someone's life.
A cell phone call came into a California Highway Patrol Dispatch center. The caller, named Salvador, told dispatchers a man and woman were arguing - and the man now had a gun to the woman's head.
Deputies got to the 8300 block of Sierra Sunset in the Florin Neighborhood, then rushed the driveway, the backgate, the side yard and the front yard before a woman came to the front door.
"Ma'am, come here, it's okay, we're here to help you," a sergeant told her through the screen door.