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Transcript of a 999 emergency call made by Keith Geraghty a few minutes before his body was discovered, October 2005

‘OPERATOR: Gardai. How may we help you?

GERAGHTY: Yeah, I want to report a…you know…weird-looking guy hanging around my street.

OPERATOR: You want to report a suspicious person?

GERAGHTY: Yeah.

OPERATOR: Where are you calling from sir?

GERAGHTY: I don’t like to say…

OPERATOR: Are you calling from a landline?

GERAGHTY: A what?

OPERATOR: A home phone. A phone in your house.

GERAGHTY: No. From my mobile. Listen are you going to keep asking me stupid [expletive] questions or are you going to send a [expletive] car?

OPERATOR: Calm down sir. We can’t send a car if you won’t tell us where you are.

GERAGHTY: Oh…[long pause, muffled conversation with another unknown person]

OPERATOR: Sir?

GERAGHTY: Yeah, alright. I’m near Gibson’s Pub, O’Gorman's Street, you know it?

OPERATOR: Ballyrunner? You’re in Ballyrunner?

GERAGHTY: Yeah.

OPERATOR: Could you describe the individual you saw?

GERAGHTY: I didn’t get a good look. He was wearing…y’know…one of those big coats…[conversation again with another person]…yeah, like a trench coat…and a scarf around his face…

OPERATOR: Where did you see him?

GERAGHTY: There’s this park across from the pub. I saw him in the trees there…[more muffled conversation]...and me mate saw him too. We think it’s that Burnt Soul guy from the papers.
OPERATOR: What were you doing in a park at 1am?

GERAGHTY: Getting some fresh air ok? What the [expletive] does it matter to you? Listen, we’re doing you a favour here…

OPERATOR: Ok, ok. Are you still there? Beside the park I mean?

GERAGHTY: We’re near it.

OPERATOR: Can you see him now?

GERAGHTY: [muffled conversation, sound of someone walking away]…my mates just having a look now.

OPERATOR: You should stick together sir. Do not approach this guy. If it is who you think it is, then you could be in danger.

GERAGHTY: We’re not [expletive] kids! We can take care of ourselves. I’m only telling you to get the reward money…[yelling can be heard]…Anto!…What the…

OPERATOR: I’m sending a car now. Go to the pub and wait there, you’ll be safe there. Ok?

GERAGHTY: Anto? What the [expletive]…[sounds of walking]…where the…holy mother [indecipherable]…

OPERATOR: Can you hear me? Get to the pub now!

GERAGHTY: [expletive]…he’s after me…[running sounds, crashing through what sounds like shrubbery]…oh [expletive]…got to [indecipherable]

OPERATOR: [talking to someone else] I think this is real. We need a squad car out there now!

GERAGHTY: [whispering] Jesus…[panting]…Jesus…

OPERATOR: Where are you now?

GERAGHTY: [whispering] Hiding…in the park…

OPERATOR: Can you see whose chasing you? What happened?

GERAGHTY: [whispering] Mother [expletive]! [panting] He killed Anto! He ki…[sounds in bushes, phone dropped to ground, sounds of struggle] …get offa [indecipherable]…help m… [muffled sounds, then silence]

OPERATOR: Jesus…[long pause, then speaks to someone else]…I think he’s dead. I really think he’s dead.’

End of transcript.



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by AceT

Fantastic
I can't believe that this hasn't been commented on or read more. It's really fantastic. Well-polished, flows along (I really speed through it), and I like the style in which it's written.

I hope you intend on finishing this. I'd really love to see how it ends.

BTW, my rating of '9' applies to all the installments.

( Posted by: Elphaba [Member] On: September 10, 2003 )

Thanks for the support
I'm glad people are enjoying the series. I have been a bit busy lately so I haven't had a chance to post more parts of the story. Actually, I was thinking of giving it up altogether but your comment as stirred me into keeping it going. I'll post again soon I promise.

( Posted by: AceT [Member] On: September 11, 2003 )

fiction
I'm not great on comments but they do encourage,I liked your story,it was interesting and I would enjoy reading more.

( Posted by: suez-q [Member] On: October 13, 2003 )





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