Toddler Called 911 Because She Couldn't Get Pants On

Who needs grandpa when police can help you get dressed?
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2016 10:23 AM CST
Toddler Called 911 Because She Couldn't Get Pants On

When you're 2 years old, getting stuck in a pair of pants seems like an emergency—which explains one needless yet adorable 911 call in Greenville, SC, on Wednesday. Police received a report of a 911 call in which a child could be heard babbling on the other end of the line. But when Deputy Martha Lohnes arrived at the home to investigate, 2-year-old Aaliyah came "running out to the front with half a pant leg on and she's just like, 'Hey,'" Lohnes tells WSPA. The girl had apparently called because she needed help getting dressed. So Lohnes helped her out. "Then it was almost like a reward, she just wanted a hug."

"Then she wouldn't let any of the police leave because she wanted hugs," adds mom Pebbles Ryan, who received a call about the incident while at work. Pebbles says she had shown Aaliyah how to call 911 in an emergency but had never expected she'd call about a fashion emergency. The little girl, who was in the care of her grandfather, had made the call without his knowledge, leaving him "completely bewildered," reports the Washington Post. But for Lohnes, "that would be the best part of my shift," she says on Facebook, per Fox Carolina. "Within the busy shift of answering call after call, just one like this will totally make your day as a deputy," the Greenville County Sheriff's Office adds. (A woman called 911 to complain about Chinese food.)

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