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Upset Over Being Served Salad for Dinner, 12-Year-Old Calls 911 in Canada

Police used the incident to encourage parents to have a conversation with their children about the right reasons to call 911.

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Updated:June 15, 2018, 10:57 AM IST
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Upset Over Being Served Salad for Dinner, 12-Year-Old Calls 911 in Canada
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New Delhi: A 911 emergency call from a 12-year-old to complain about being served salad for dinner left police officers in Canada amused.

According to NDTV, police in Nova Scotia revealed they received a call on Tuesday night from a child who complained that their parent served them salad for dinner, which they disliked.

While on their way to respond to the bizarre (but unnecessary) call, cops received another call from the disgruntled minor, asking when they would arrive. The caller expressed their hatred for salad one more time.

Police used the incident to encourage parents to have a conversation with their children about the right reasons to call 911.

“While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages,” a statement from Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

“The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies.”

However, calling 911 for trivial matters is restricted not just to children.

A woman, also from Canada, recently dialled 911 police on a restaurant for delaying her order.

The 31-year-old woman from Ontario was dining with her son when she called cops because her pizza was not prepared on time. Not sure about pizza, but she was served a lesson by cops on the appropriate use of emergency helplines.

In other bizarre 911 calls, a five-year-old from Mississippi called police last Christmas to prevent the Grinch from stealing Christmas after reading ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.

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