A young girl’s backseat prank has prompted a huge police response, and the authorities did not find it funny. The South Sacramento California Highway Patrol narrates on their Facebook post:
At approximately 5:02 pm, our officers received a call of a vehicle traveling on southbound SR-99 at Dillard Road with a female juvenile in the back seat holding up a piece of paper asking for help. Two of our motor officers responded as well as a K-9 unit from CHP – Valley Division and located the vehicle on SR-99 at 8 Mile Road in Stockton. A high risk enforcement stop was made on the vehicle with the assistance of CHP – Stockton personnel and the vehicle immediately yielded to the right shoulder of the freeway.
It turns out, however, that “the juvenile had made it all up and thought it was a fun thing to do”. The mother was unaware of what her daughter was doing, as she was driving. The mother and child were allowed to leave the scene as it was determined that there was no foul play. The South Sacramento CHP reminds that at all times, parents need to be aware of what their children are doing in the back seat.
Six CHP units were assigned to this call instead of responding to legitimate calls or patrolling their beats because of this hoax.
(Image Credit: CHP - South Sacramento/ Facebook)