Kid on 911 Call: 'Daddy Went Past a Red Light'
His dad says he was only turning right
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2016 7:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Richardson says he was heading to the car wash with his son in Quincy, Mass., on Saturday when he turned right on a red light. "I told him to stop, but he didn't listen," says 6-year-old Robbie, who knows "a red light makes you stop." His dad tried to explain that turning right on a red light is sometimes allowed, but Robbie promised to call the police when they got home, reports the Boston Globe. He wasn't joking. "I know how to call the police," he tells the Globe. "Easy peasy." While his parents were outside, he dialed 911, telling the operator, "Um, Daddy went past a red light."

The operator eventually asked to talk to Robbie's dad, who was so shocked that he couldn't properly remember his son's age. He then apologized for allegedly running the light and for his son calling in a non-emergency. Police say no ticket was issued to Richardson, per CBS News. And after his parents explained he should only call 911 in an emergency, Robbie says he won't make the same mistake again. "When my daddy goes past a red light again, I'll call the eye doctor so he can fix his eyes," he says.