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.
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