Reporting Lauren Leamanczyk
BROCKTON (CBS) – A 10-year-old boy got a visit from Brockton Police after he called 911 because he didn’t want to go to bed.
Shay Rosario said she was trying to put her young sons to bed Wednesday night, but one of them refused.
“My 10-year-old said to me ‘Mommy I’m not going to bed’ and I said ‘Yes, you are going to bed’,” Rosario told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
“He walked away and said “I’m going to call the cops on you!”
The boy, Dan, picked up the phone, dialed 911 and hung up. He then walked to his room.
Listen: 911 call – Part 1
Listen: 911 call – Part 2
Police called back immediately and Rosario spoke to the dispatcher and explained what happened.
She tried to get her son on the phone, but he refused.
“If he’s monopolizing time by calling 911 when there’s no emergency, what could happen to the next person who really needs that officer there,” said Shay. “That’s the point I want him to know.”
Officers were sent, as is policy, to the home to check things out.
Shay wanted to teach her son a lesson so she sent the police officer into his room. After realizing the boy was fine they lectured him on when it’s appropriate to call 911.
Dan now says, “You only use the phone for an emergency, like a car crash, somebody hurting you, a fire.”
Rosario said her son has been grounded for two weeks.