Ah, the innocence of youth. Or is that idiocy?
This one comes out of Halifax, from our friends in the great white North (that's Canada, bub).
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received a 9-1-1 emergency call at about 10 PM from a 12 year-old boy.
The emergency? One of his guardians had made him a salad he didn't like.
(Photo by Getty Images, Not original salad in story)
Here's the kicker. Somehow, through some marvel of adolescent social engineering, the Mounties were actually dispatched to investigate!
Wait a minute. Was that the kicker? I think the real kicker might the fact that the kid apparently couldn't wait for the authorities to arrive, and then, get this...called 9-1-1 to check and see why it was taking so long for them to get there.
And of course, to remind them that he still didn't like he salad.
The RCMP has now gone so far as to post a disclaimer on their official website. Read the full release below:
Dislike for salad results in 911 call
June 14, 2018 Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia
Halifax District RCMP is reminding parents to have a discussion with their children regarding the proper use of 911 after responding to two 911 calls from a 12-year-old.
Prior to 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, RCMP responded to a 911 call from a 12-year-old who stated their guardian made a salad that they did not like. Before police arrived, the child called 911 again to ask when the RCMP would be arriving and once again expressed their dislike of the salad.
When RCMP arrived it was an opportunity to speak to the child about their salad as well as when it is appropriate to call 911.
"While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages," says Cpl. Dal Hutchinson. "The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies."