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Toddler Calls 911 to Get Help Putting on Pants


(Photo: Pebbles Ryan)

Aliyah Ryan, 2, of Greenville County, South Carolina needed to put on her pants in the morning. This required more coordination than she was capable of. She needed help, so she picked up the phone in her home and called 911.

The dispatcher was confused by the child's need. But, as is standard procedure, he sent a Greenville County Deputy Sheriff out to the location.

Deputy Martha Lohnes drove to Aliyah's home. Her grandfather, who didn't know about the 911 call, answered the door. Then Aliyah walked up to the door with one leg in her pants.

Deputy Lohnes helped her put on her pants the rest of the way. 7 News reports:

“I just ended up sitting down on the stairs helping he put on the rest of her pants and then it was almost like a reward, she just wanted a hug,” she explained.

Needless to say, when mom, Pebbles Ryan, got the call at work, she was a little surprised.

“I came home to “oh, the police helped your daughter put pants on”. I was like “OH! Ok?” Then she wouldn’t let any of the police leave because she wanted hugs,” said Ryan.

-via Huffington Post


This was NOT a cute thing done by a child. This is poor parenthood. While it was a good thing to teach a child to call 911 in an emergency, it needs to also be carefully explained exactly what is and isn't an emergency. The grandfather could have easily handled the problem if he had been told about it.
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