How quickly and accurately can one text by touch while keeping their phone in their pocket?
The situation is this; Bank robbery in progress, character is an FBI agent who's caught in the middle of it, about to be taken hostage as the robbers establish control and round up everyone in the building. They have maybe a minute or two during which they can have their hand in their jacket pocket and be texting. Within that time frame would it be possible to get off a text containing the following information? The police code for "Robbery on progress", the address of the bank, the number of robbers, their armament, and the fact that they have body armor concealed under their coats. (Not a huge amount of detail is necessary, just the fact that they have automatic weapons and body armor.)
I'm afraid I don't text at all, so I don't know how fast you can send one nor what abbreviations would be used and understood by the recipient. Assume that the sender is a pretty frequent texter and has practiced texting sight unseen before as kind of a "You never know when it could be handy." experiment.
Any help would be appreciated.