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6-year-old calls 911 to report father for running a red light

By
Daniel Uria
A 6-year-old boy showed his commitment to law enforcement by reporting his father to 911 for running a red light. The boy told the dispatcher his father drove past a red light while driving his mother's car to the car wash.
 Photo by Lisa S./Shutterstock.com
A 6-year-old boy showed his commitment to law enforcement by reporting his father to 911 for running a red light. The boy told the dispatcher his father drove past a red light while driving his mother's car to the car wash. Photo by Lisa S./Shutterstock.com

QUINCY, Mass., June 1 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts boy called local police to inform them that his father had committed a traffic violation.

Robert, a 6-year-old from Quincy, called 911 after his father ran a red light while the two were out running errands.

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"Daddy went past the red light," Robert said during the call, which was shared to Quincy police's Facebook page.

Robert went on to provide the dispatcher on the other end with more detailed information, explaining that while his father drives a black truck he was behind the wheel of his mother's brand new car at the time of the incident.

"We had to go to the car wash and then he went past the red light," Robert continued.

The dispatcher then asked the boy to put his father on the phone and Robert can be heard telling him that he received a call.

Upon learning Quincy police were on the other end of the phone the father laughed and apologized for both running the red light and his son's call and assured that no emergency had taken place.

The station explained that oddities like this occasionally get mixed in with the waves of legitimate emergency calls.

"Every day we answer numerous 911 calls. Often times, these calls are from individuals who are in need of immediate assistance," they wrote. "Sometimes, it's a simple misdial. Then there's Robert's 911 call."

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