Friday, December 1 , 9:05 AM
OFFICER 1143: Yeah, you know I think there's a manhole cover that's missing from the park.
Dispatcher: What are you doing in the park?
OFFICER 1143: Checking it out for unsavory people.
Dispatcher: The park or the manhole?
OFFICER 1143(laughing): The manhole. There is a manhole cover missing on . . . about 400 south on Independence.
Dispatcher: But how'm I gonna tell the, um, Streets and San how to get there without 'em falling in?
OFFICER 1143: Tell 'em there's something yellow--it's missing.
Dispatcher: There's somethin' sticking out of the open manhole?
OFFICER 1143: We're still keeping track of that.
Dispatcher: I don't know, uh, 400 S. Independence, we have an open manhole and--do we need a round one or a square one?
OFFICER 1143: It, it was round, it was round--
Dispatcher: OK, we'll call 'em.
OFFICER 1143: Yellow on top--
Dispatcher: Yellow on the top. OK, we'll call 'em.
ANOTHER CALLER: 1095 Adam.
Dispatcher: 1095 Adam?
1095 ADAM: Yeah. Now that you're on the subject of manhole covers, there's two of them missing on the sidewalk, at a bus stop at about 3001 W. Cermak, right on the corner.
Dispatcher: Three-oh-oh-one W. Cermak and 400 S. Independence. Is anybody else finding an open manhole? While I'm calling 'em?
ANONYMOUS CALLER: Does anybody else care?
Dispatcher: Fall in and they'll care.