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Police Answer 4-year-old Boy's Call, Confirm He Has 'Cool Toys'

A little boy called the police. But there was no emergency. He just needed them to tell him something he already knew: his toys are cool.

The New Zealand boy called the emergency number. But for him, it was an emergency. He needed to know about his toys.

They don't encourage children to call the emergency number, but they said the incident was "too cute not to share."


The call begins all business: "This is police, where is the emergency?"

There's a pause as the unidentified boy hesitantly says, "Hi," and then "Police lady?"

"Yes," the dispatcher says, switching to a friendlier, singsong tone. "What's going on?"

"Um, can I tell you something?" the boy asks, and after being told he can, says "I've got some toys for you."

"You've got some toys for me?" says the dispatcher.

"Yep. Come over and see them," the boy replies.


The popo had an educational talk about using the emergency number in New Zealand

"He did have cool toys,"Constable Kurt reported back after attending the callout, according to police. They added that: "The lucky kid also got to see the patrol car and the officer put the lights on for him, too."

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