SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story
/

Kids try to call Santa but dial 911 instead (VIDEO)

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Police say the North Pole is out of their jurisdiction

A pair of brothers made a secret call to 911 in hopes of getting Santa Claus on the line, but instead they summoned the police to their house.

Usually when a 911 call goes through, there is a crisis or emergency on the other end of the line. However, when dispatchers at the Mayville, Wisconsin, police department answered a recent call, it was an emergency of a different sort — they were greeted by two boys who were hoping to have a discussion with Santa Claus.

According to their mom, Blake and Brody, aged 6 and 3, were playing with their dad's cellphone. Their parents didn't know the phone was unlocked, and the boys managed to dial 911 in their search for Santa.

The boys were given a lecture on proper use of the emergency number, but they were also treated to a tour of the police station and a couple of toys, turning what could have been a really disappointing (and possibly scary) day into something fun.

The cutest part of the story is how the police describe the incident with their very official police-speak. "One thing they have to understand is the North Pole is out of our jurisdiction — so there is not much we can do with helping them connect with Santa Claus," one officer said.

Tying up 911 lines with non-emergency calls is a definite no-no, but it's heartwarming that the police officers chose to make the event memorable for two little boys who just wanted to have a few words with Father Christmas. They were "released on good behavior," and hopefully they will remember this next year when they feel like contacting the jolly old elf — maybe they'll choose to write him a letter instead.

More on kids and the holidays

'Kids in charge of the holidays' shows a very merry holiday season (VIDEO)
Kmart holiday ad features adorable pregnant dancers (VIDEO)
The 11 worst Santa suits ever

Tagged in
Comments
Hot
New in Parenting
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!