SAN DIEGO - A frantic 911 call is shedding light on a police mistake that turned a lunch date into a showdown with officers.
A judge recently ruled that the ugly incident in March 2010 in City Heights was sparked by an illegal action by police.
In the 911 call, which is part of court filings, Shannon Robinson is heard talking to a 911 operator. She placed the call from inside a parked Pontiac Sunfire as she sat with her fiancé Dante Harrell and a friend.
"Hi. What's going on there?" asks the 911 operator.
"I have a couple of your officers ... they have stopped me," says Robinson.
Harrell says she called 911 to ask for a supervisor after he was questioned by the officers, followed by 15 minutes of waiting.
In a summary judgment, the court ruled the officers made an illegal stop.
"He stopped me by mistake … pushed his button and my license plate came back as a Honda," said Robinson.
Harrell said the officers admitted to typing in a wrong letter during a routine license plate check, but wanted to check them out anyways. He said after the 911 call was made, the officers tried to grab the phone.