I’m surprised when he says that there’s a meeting with the police. I must be there as an amateur anthropologist.
You can be invisible unless you talk here. As a matter of fact, although the two women police officers who met in a cafe with the residents of the neighborhood, appear not see me although I sit just across from them. They talk about parking problems on the street, crime, noise. It’s more like a chat with gossip and complaints.
My learning points: when calling the emergency helpline, instead of being factual you must stress emotions and say ‘I am in danger, I need help’. If the thing that creates the danger disappears, the person on the other end of the line will lose interest.