Mass. boy, trying to avoid bedtime, calls 911
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — 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 made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.
Now, the police are required to answer any 911 call they receive (once, after a long week of making cold calls, I grabbed the home phone and dialed 9 (for an outside line) and then 1 (to start my call) when I realized what I'd done. I hung up, and immediately got a call from the town PD. Apparently 9-1 will trigger the emergency response). It sounds like they handled it well, not charging the young lad or his parents, and I hope that he got a good lesson in not dialing 9-1-1 frivolously.
And according to local news, the boy was punished with an even earlier bedtime the next night...
That is all.