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Shannen Doherty 911 Call

Hi, I'm Famous ...

And My Fan's Suicidal

12/9/2012 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shannen Doherty
 had NO IDEA how to explain to a 911 dispatcher why she was calling from across the country to report a suicide threat -- after a NJ fan threatened to kill herself on Twitter last month -- so she settled on the "I'm an actress" routine ... and TMZ has the audio.

TMZ broke the story ... Shannen phoned police in Westhampton Township after receiving several disturbing messages from the fan on Twitter.

In the call, Doherty says, "This is going to sound incredibly strange ... 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."

As we reported, officers were dispatched to the fan's home following Shannen's call -- and were able to confirm the fan was okay. According to the WTPD, officers met with the fan (a 27-year-old woman) who said she had no intentions of actually harming herself.

As for the rest of the 911 call, it's pretty standard -- except for the very end, when the dispatcher breaks character to tell Shannen how his co-workers are obsessed with her.

Don't hear that often.

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Tim    

You are right, what a horrible person for even calling the police.

653 days ago
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FU TMZ    

What else did u expect her to say? She said noting wrong. Good thing she called. Better safe than sorry. Im sure other celebrities got these kinds of tweets before and did nothing. Who knows what happened. Most likely it's just people looking for attention. Losers they are.

653 days ago
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Kelly    

There's no way we're gonna hate on Shannon for not bowing quite how to frame the situation. She was trying to save someone's life. And btw, she is famous and she is an actress.

653 days ago
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buque too    

Wow this bitchy little has been has followers?!

653 days ago
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Amy    

That is not at all what happened! She was completely responsible and caring. Your headline is COMPLETELY wrong!

653 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

She did exactly what she should've done. It's not like she was looking for someone to bow at her greatness. However, I do find it hard to believe anyone is obsessed with her, especially a group of coworkers...

653 days ago
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Twiz    

She might not be AS famous as other actresses, but it is obvious she CARES about her fans, something 98 % of actresses more famous than she cant say . . Not to mention she prob makes more off residuals from 90210 and Charmed than many will make in a lifetime!7

653 days ago
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boo    

I'm of the "better safe than sorry" club. I'm glad she called the police. What if that girl actually had tried to kill herself. Then a bunch of you would be slamming her for not calling. Shannon just made herself more human in my eyes. Good on her.

653 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

that guy is not supposed to behave like that, after all is 911, i guess if a movie star calls him he would die on the spot then, she is not that famous...............lol... https://twitter.com/DohertyShannen

653 days ago
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Wendy    

i think she sounded pretty sincere. she didn't say "i'm famous" or "don't you know who i am." good job shannen!

653 days ago
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Kelly    

I thought Gerard Butler referring to himself as "a big star" in last week's Newsweek was much more apropos what tmz is trying to hang on Shannon in this item.

653 days ago
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buggaz    

There is nothing unreasonable about her comment

653 days ago
13.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Another little stain I was never impressed with.

653 days ago
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Parker    

What? She should have said...Im a has been actress and a delusional fan who thinks im still famous is trying to commit suicide

653 days ago
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Jane    

I think it's great she cared enough to help someone! She is who she is. I don't think she should be put down for using it to maybe save a life! Good for you , Girl! I have a new respect for her !

653 days ago
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