Florida Boy Dials 911, But Not for an Emergency

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call a couple weeks ago from a young boy at around 12:41 PM, and soon thereafter, Deputy Scott Pracht went to the house to respond to the call. However, when he arrived, the boy's mother was perplexed why there was an officer at the door. Deputy Pracht said that they had received a 911 call from their residence, specifically from her son.

In disbelief, the mom called out to her son, and went to check their phone records as she believed it must have been a mistake, saying that she doesn't think her son even knows what 911 is about. Her son, running toward the door, happily confirms that he did call the police officer, not for any kind of emergency but because he simply wanted to hug an officer. Afterward, Deputy Pracht explains to the little boy what the purpose of 911 was, the boy apologized in return, and the office told him not to worry about it.

It's great that the little boy wanted to give out some positive vibes to a police officer but it's also important to note that 911 is mainly for emergencies. Nevertheless, it's nice to be able to be surprised like this once in a while and receive some appreciation from the public. No harm, no foul.

(Video credit: NBC 6 South Florida/Youtube)

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Mom needs to have a serious talk with her kid about the dangers for people of color who call the police. I'm glad this incident didn't go the way of far too many other 911 calls.
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