Tired of Chores, Boy Calls Cops

German kid calls police hotline to report 'forced labor'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2011 5:49 AM CDT
It seems likely that the boy's days of 'forced labor' are only just beginning.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A young person who called the police emergency hotline in Germany to report an appalling case of forced servitude didn't find much sympathy at the other end. The caller was an 11-year-old boy complaining about his chores, telling authorities "I have to work all day long. I haven't any free time," the BBC reports. The boy's mother told police he had repeatedly threatened to report the "forced labor" when she asked him to help clean the house. "He plays all day long and when told to tidy up what he's done, he calls it forced labor," she said.

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