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Last edited on Feb 08 2012. Submitted by Anonymous
on Aug 28 2009.
- mentally disturbed.
He's screaming, cursing, and talking to someone unseen. I think he's 5150.
Don't fuck with me I'm 5150
Last edited on Dec 17 2020. Submitted by cljmontgomery from Fresno, CA, USA
on Mar 07 2015.
- 5150 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be involuntarily detained for a 72- hour psychiatric hospitalization when evaluated to be a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled. OC Health bhs mhi Orange County, California - Involuntary Detention - OC Health Care Agency
The call came in to police dispatch, "Officer in need of assistance. Combative, adult, Male, caucasian. Possible 5150." The officer feared the man might be mentally ill. Synonyms: insane, mentally ill, crazy, mad, ill, looney
Last edited on Jan 15 2021. Submitted by Anonymous
on Jan 15 2021.