Boy Calls 911 About Dinner

By: Mary Smith
Staff Writer
Published: Oct 22, 2021

Boy calls 911 about dinner and to tell police that his father served him a bowl of noodle soup.

Boy calls 911 about dinner and complains to police. The 911 dispatcher received a call from a 10-year-old boy who called to vent his anger about dinner. The father served the boy a bowl of noodle soup, and he became so upset that he called 911 to file a report.

"He was misbehaving and I told him, 'Call them, let them come over here and see who is right,'" the unidentified father said in a statement. The son picked up the phone and called 911 but hung up when someone answered, authorities said. The father answered when police called back.

"With these kids, they have to talk back, and they have to have their attitude. And they have to have my attitude in front of them because I'm the boss of the house. They have to listen to us," the father said, according to the recording. "He thinks it's just a joke, this 911. I'm telling him that it's not a joke, and we have to impose some rules."

The very-embarrassed boy soon realized he'd gone too far when Cpl. Anthony Goldstein arrived at the door of the family home. "He was eating when I was there, and he had his head down and he knew, he even said that he'd done wrong," Goldstein recalled.

Last November the same police department received a 911 hang-up call. Officers immediately went to the home and found out that a 15-year-old boy called because his parents had taken away his Xbox gaming system as a punishment. "The young man was upset and asked if it was legal for his parents to take his stuff away," police Cmdr. Steve Husak said. "The officers told him it was, and that he should listen to his parents next time."

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