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Happy Meal: 5-Year-Old Calls Police Helpline to Place a McDonalds Order

The police brought the requested meal, and took time to teach the child about when it’s the right time to call police and even posed for a few photos.

Associated Press

Updated:November 8, 2019, 7:51 AM IST
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Happy Meal: 5-Year-Old Calls Police Helpline to Place a McDonalds Order
The police brought the requested meal, and took time to teach the child about when it’s the right time to call police and even posed for a few photos.

Police in a Phoenix suburb got a strange 911 call recently. A 5-year-old boy didn’t have an emergency; he just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonald’s.

A Mesa police officer delivered the food in person to the child, along with some advice about the proper time to use 911.

Randy Skabelund spoke to the dispatcher in a follow-up call to say there wasn’t an emergency and his son Charlie must have had his cellphone.

Officer Randolph “Scott” Valdez arrived later at the family’s home for a welfare check.

He brought the requested meal, took time to teach Charlie about when it’s the right time to call police and even posed for a few photos.

The boy’s mother, Kim Skabelund, says Valdez handled the situation with “love and kindness.”

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