Quick Answer: Can You Call 911 If Someone Is Following You?

You Can Always Call 911

* Use your cell phone (if you have one) to call 911 or ask a passerby, a neighbor, or someone in a nearby business to call for you.

* If the harasser can see or hear you, knowing that you’re calling for help may be enough to deter him or her.

Can you call the police if someone is following you?

Call the police.

If you feel threatened, call the police to let them know what’s going on. Or simply drive to your local police precinct, and tell them you believe you’re being followed.

What to do if someone is following you in a store?

If you’re suspicious that someone is following you, we have some practical tips that will help you keep a level head and stay safe.

  • Keep Calm.
  • Pay Attention.
  • Mix Things Up.
  • Go Where the People Are.
  • Break Out Your Phone.
  • Call the Police.

Is following someone illegal?

Stalking can be defined as the willful and repeated following, watching or harassing of another person. They become illegal when they breach the legal definition of harassment (e.g., an action such as sending a text is not usually illegal, but is illegal when frequently repeated to an unwilling recipient).

Can I call 911 for harassment?

Street harassment is never your fault, and you’re doing the right thing. * If the crime you’re reporting is in progress, call 911. If it has already happened, call your local non-emergency number.