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7-year-old dials 911 to complain about his pants


Posted on Friday, 28 December, 2018 | Comment icon 11 comments

The boy had seemingly taken a dislike to one of his presents. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 US Embassy Madrid
The youngster called up the police on Christmas Day because he didn't like the snow pants he'd received.
Most people will have received a present they didn't like for Christmas at one time or another, but for one 7-year-old from Ontario this year, the matter was critical enough to call the cops.

According to Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, the unnamed youngster had phoned up the emergency services because he had been unhappy about receiving a pair of snow pants from his parents and wanted the police to do something about it.

While the call was clearly not intended maliciously, Sgt. Schmidt has used the incident to highlight the importance of only calling the emergency services if there is a genuine emergency.

"If the person hangs up, we have to follow up on the person and go and track them down," he said. "We have to treat every call as an emergency."

"Kids need to realize that calling 911 is critical and serious."

Fortunately for the boy in this particular case however, no charges are likely to be filed against him.

Source: CTV News | Comments (11)

Tags: Police

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Timothy on 28 December, 2018, 20:12
@Trenix, what you’re saying seems pretty unrelated to the linked story? It’s definitely true that people incorrectly calling 911 can directly take resources from someone trying to call about a real emergency. A kid called 911 for something that is not a police issue and the police are using it as an opportunity for children to be reminded of what 911 is for. That is all I got from it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Trenix on 30 December, 2018, 20:15
Let me be more blunt. An officer doesn't go around saving lives as most believe and wont even go into a school where there is an active shooter to protect children, nor would they feel obligated to do so. So lets stop treating officers like they're some sort of super hero that saves lives, because the vast majority aren't.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy on 30 December, 2018, 20:19
I don’t understand the point you’re trying to make. Could be a geographical issue? Where are you in the world?  
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 30 December, 2018, 22:31
Well, the "bad" pants was a emergency to the boy.  I just wonder what his parents were doing during this time. I get Tremix's point, but you never know when a reallemergency will occur.  Not necessarily one needing a gun, since even medical emergency calls come in to the same 911 switchboard.
Comment icon #6 Posted by glorybebe on 30 December, 2018, 23:31
He wouldn't be having any snow pants after that if he were my kid.  BUT, raised not as a spoiled brat, he would have been happy to even get them to begin with.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Inky Bendy on 31 December, 2018, 22:54
I agree with glorybebe..this kid is a spoiled, coddled brat who is WAY too old to be this pathetic. I also have to wonder about this kids upbringing that he would even THINK to use 911 like that; that he would even THINK to whine and blubber about his presents. Actually I think the parents SHOULD be fined for not teaching their kid responsible behavior...seven years old is certainly not too young to understand that just because you don't like a present doesn't mean you call 911 over it. The parents failed and so did the police...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Avalanche on 1 January, 2019, 0:16
I dont think it's cute or even funny when a 7 years old calls 911 because of what he received for xmas i know they might not understand what they are doing but it's the parents responibility. Does people know how many fake calls the emergency services get.? 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Trenix on 11 January, 2019, 20:30
The US, not in democrat s-hole or a third world s-hole, that's for sure.
Comment icon #10 Posted by RoofGardener on 11 January, 2019, 20:40
Perhaps they SHOULD have done in this case ?
Comment icon #11 Posted by toast on 11 January, 2019, 21:03
The railway system in France is a very effective one.


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