A 4-year-old New Zealand boy called 111 (New Zealand's 911) and asked for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool.
Police shared audio of the call on social media this week along with a photo of the smiling boy sitting on the hood of a patrol cruiser.
The call begins all business: “This is police, where is the emergency?”
There’s a pause as the unidentified boy hesitantly says, “Hi,” and then “Police lady?”
“Yes,” the dispatcher says, switching to a friendlier, singsong tone. “What’s going on?”
“Um, can I tell you something?” the boy asks, and after being told he can, says “I’ve got some toys for you.”
“You’ve got some toys for me?” says the dispatcher.
“Yep. Come over and see them,” the boy replies.
A police dispatch call then goes out, giving the address: “There is a 4-year-old there who is wanting to show police his toys, over.”
“Yeah, I’m one-up, I’ll attend to,” responds an officer.
They said the officer was also able to have a “good, educational chat” about the proper use of the emergency number.
Link: AP News