(Control Grid Real Time) Priest's Cell Phone Stops Presidential AddressSubmitted by Chris Skislopeski on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 23:50
Omro Priest's Cell Phone Stops Presidential Address
Mattern described his feeling as "terror."
He was sitting just rows away from the president.
"I have a very sophisticated cell phone, which is more than a cell phone," he said Wednesday. "And what happened the night before - it was a heavy downpour and there were flood warnings, and an alarm is built into my high-tech phone so that went off Monday night.
And then when we were told two minutes before the president entered the room to turn off our cell phones, I did turn the power off, but the alarm superseded the system and went off while I was sitting there. I was in the fifth row. I was looking straight up at the president."
Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?