An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking police to check his toys and a real-life callout from an officer confirmed that the toys were indeed very cool.
Police this week shared audio of the call on social media along with a photo of a smiling boy sitting on the hood of a patrol cruiser, noting that while they encourage children not to call the emergency number, it is The event “wasn’t sweet enough. To share.”
The call starts all business: “It’s the police, where’s the emergency?”
There’s a pause as the unknown boy hesitantly says, “Hi,” and then “Police lady?”
“Yeah,” says the dispatcher, switching in a friendly, singing tone. “Whats up?”
“Um, can I tell you something?” The boy asks, and after being told he may say, “I have some toys for you.”
“You have some toys for me?” Dispatcher says.
“Yes. Come and see them,” answers the boy.
A man then confirms on the phone that the call was a mistake, adding that the 4-year-old was helping his mother when she was ill.
A police dispatch call then gives the address: “There’s a 4-year-old who wants to show his toys to the police.”
“Yes, I am alone, I will participate in it,” replied one officer.
Police said the officer, whom they identified only as Constable Kurt, was shown a series of toys at the boy’s home in the South Island town of Invercargill.
He said officials were able to have a “good, educational conversation” about the proper use of the emergency number, which in New Zealand is 111.
According to police, after attending the callout, Constable Kurt reported back, “He had nice toys.” He added that: “The lucky kid also got to see the patrol car and the officer put the lights on for him too.”
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