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Saving Lives in 140 Characters or Less

A few weeks ago, Wendie wrote a post about how Ashton Kutcher tweeted his wife’s twat, sending out a picture of Demi bending over in a white, distinctly hanes-her-way, creepy old men getting turned on by the underwear section of the Sears catalog style bikini. Then, her kids responded, supposedly saying they were mortified by the very public exchanges Demi and Ashton constantly send over the “micro-blogging” service.

At first I felt embarrassed for the kids, because I wouldn’t want pictures of my mom’s butt plastered all over the internet either. But it turns out Demi’s kids don’t know shit. In addition to posting embarrassing butt shots, Twitter can also be used to save lives.

Late Thursday, the G.I. Jane star received a frightening tweet from a woman named “sandieguy.”

“I’m just wondering if anyone cares that I’m gonna kill myself now,” she wrote to the star. Serious or not, her previous messages that hour—not directed at any one particular person—showed the Silicon Valley girl contemplating suicide and wavering on the decision.

Shortly thereafter, the girl messaged the Ghost actress again. “Getting a knife, a big one that is sharp. Going to cut my arm down the whole arm so it doesn’t waste time,” she wrote.

Moore immediately replied, “Hope you are joking,” sharing the scenario with her nearly 400,000 followers.

The brief exchange inspired several people to contact the authorities.

“At 4:37 this morning, the San Jose Police Department received a call from a citizen requesting that we check on the welfare of a 41-year-old female,” San Jose Police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez tells E! News. “The caller indicated that she had been sending out messages on Twitter. Officers were sent to the address. There were no injuries but officers determined that the woman fit the criteria to be brought in for psychiatric evaluation, which she is currently undergoing.”

So I guess celeb watching on Twitter is good for all kinds of desperate cries for help.

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