Mass. boy dials 911 to avoid bedtime, gets visit from the police
BOSTON A 10-year-old boy had a brush with the law after he dialed 911 to avoid going to bed.
Shay Rosario of Brockton, Massachusetts said she was trying to put her young sons to bed Wednesday night, but Dan, 10, refused.
The youngster walked away and told his mother, ''I'm going to call the cops on you!''.
The boy picked up the phone, dialed 911 and hung up. He then walked to his room.
The dispatcher called back immediately, ascertained there was no emergency but then, according to policy, sent police to the home to check things out.
"If he's monopolizing time by calling 911 when there's no emergency, what could happen to the next person who really needs that officer there," Shay told CBS Boston. "That's the point I want him to know."
She wanted to teach her son a lesson so she sent the police officer into his room, where Dan was hiding under his blankets.
After realizing the boy was fine they lectured him on when it's appropriate to call 911.
Dan now says, "You only use the phone for an emergency, like a car crash, somebody hurting you, a fire."
Shay Rosario said her son has been grounded for two weeks.
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