Talk him down

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Thu Mar 29 00:02:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, James A. Landau wrote:

> Local news this evening reported on a man wanted for rape who was
clinging to the side of the Commodore Barry Bridge, about 150 feet over
the Delaware River.  According to the newscaster, "police negotiators are
trying to talk him down."

I have heard that for many years.


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