Boy calls 911 because he disliked his salad

Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police used the incident to remind parents to teach their children about when to call 911


By EMS1 Staff

OYSTER POND, Nova Scotia — A boy’s “emergency” calls about his distaste for salad prompted officials to remind the public about the proper use of 911.

UPI reported that a 12-year-old boy called 911 to alert officials that his guardian made a salad that he did not like.

The boy called 911 again before police arrived to ask when they were coming and reiterated that he did not like the salad.

The Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police used the incident to remind parents to teach their kids about the proper times 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," Cpl. Dal Hutchinson 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."

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