Boy Calls 911 to Avoid Bedtime
Officer dispatched to tell him not to do that
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2013 2:45 PM CST
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(Newser) – Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn't want to go to bed. Brockton police say the boy called just after 8 last night and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed. There was no emergency. According to the police log, an officer went to the boy's home and explained to him when it was appropriate to call 911. No charges were issued.

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Tology
Feb 22, 2013 9:52 AM CST
I guess what is important enough to call 911 is different to kids.
Rational.-Anarchist
Feb 22, 2013 4:57 AM CST
Shoot the little bastard before he gets old enough to reproduce!
TheProducer
Feb 21, 2013 8:29 PM CST
the real story here is nobody over reacted. Nobody had to spend hours at the police station. The officer did not once even consider pulling out pepper spray. reason and logic have won today. and a child got to stay up late and talk to a cop. Wins all around.