Hollywood resident Shannen Doherty is no stranger to controversy and weird events. She recently received several troubling tweets from a fan who lives on the East Coast, so she decided to call 911 in Westhampton County, New Jersey to alert the authorities.
According to TMZ, Doherty calmly explained to the 911 dispatcher that she was calling to report an alleged threat of suicide from someone who lived in their coverage area. Doherty acknowledged that calling long-distance to report someone threatening to kill themselves with a gun might seem strange, but that she thought it was the right thing to do.
In the call, Doherty says, ‘This is going to sound incredibly strange, as it does to me as well,’ the Beverly Hills 90210 icon explained to the dispatcher.
‘My name is Shannen Doherty and I’m an actress. I’m on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there.’
While sounding calm, Shannen is clearly at loss at how to help the 27-year-old woman.
“I have no idea the correct response, I am completely untrained to deal with someone threatening suicide especially over Twitter.
“She has stated she has a gun and she is going to shoot herself.”
Police took Doherty’s call seriously and tracked down the fan who had made the disturbing threats, a 27 year old woman who fortunately was still alive.
According to the actress, her own security team expressed concern that the woman be be a threat.
“She is definitely not fully mentally capable at this point,” she said.
“My security guys told me to block her because she is super aggressive and was very erratic – so they wanted me to block her – but I haven’t done it because I felt bad for her to be honest.
‘But at the same time I’m now sitting her freaking out, being held hostage and I can’t do anything.”
Before Doherty and the dispatcher ended their call, the dispatcher made the circumstances even stranger by admitting that some of his co-workers were passionate fans of the actress.
“All my co-workers can’t believe who I am on the phone with,” the operator tells the star.
Shannen replied: “Well tell them hi and say thank you.”
When police arived at the woman’s house they determined that she was not actually suicidal.
Shannen later thanked the 911 disbatcher and the Westampton Police Department.
“Thank you to the Westampton police department for being diligent and so reassuring,” she wrote