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Boy Calls Police To Report His Nagging Mom

NPR
Friday, February 22, 2013

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A 10-year-old boy from Brockton, Mass., didn't want to go to bed. When his mom insisted, he replied, "I'm gonna call the cops on you." A local newspaper reports police came and gently explained when it's appropriate to dial the emergency number.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

A boy in Brockton, Massachusetts really did not want to go to bed. He's 10 years old, after all, getting to be a big kid and it was only 8:00. His mom insisted. The boy replied, I'm going to call the cops on you. His mom said, Go right ahead, and so the boy did, calling 911 to complain about his nagging mother. The Enterprise newspaper says police came and gently explained when it's appropriate and not to dial the emergency number.

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