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Toddler calls 911 to report “naughty” dad to Santa

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 15-01-2011

We won’t even let our kids talk about Christmas presents until Thanksgiving. Here’s a family for whom that rule would be triply important. Their 4 year old is calling 911 to fink on dad about being “naughty.” Luckily, this story doesn’t have a tragic ending; it’s just a case of a kid being upset with his father, but we’d sleep with one eye open if we had a child who was calling 911 to turn us in.

A 4-year-old Florida boy called 911 to report that his dad was “being bad” and that he needed to get that urgent message to Santa. Now that might not seem like a proper use of 911 to you, but to a toddler, there is no bigger emergency than a parent who is being mean.

“Send a message to Santa that will say that dad is being bad. My dad’s been very bad, he really did,” the boy said confidently, according to a recording of the Jan. 2 emergency call.

The operator asked what the boy’s dad did that was so bad that Santa had to be notified 11 months before the next Christmas arrived.

She didn’t get a straight answer, but the child was almost spot-on about what the proper punishment should be.

“When you’re bad you get a big rock and you have to put it under your house,” the kid explained.

The operator dispatched a police officer to the house to make sure nothing criminal was going on and it turns out the little guy was just mad at his dad. No one was arrested, but no word on if Santa will be getting a letter in the mail.

[From Toddler calls 911 to report dad to Santa – Local News – Miami, FL – msnbc.com]