Toy story too good to ignore for cops

Central Station | 21 Oct 2021

An emergency phone call by a four-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to check out his toys prompted a full response from the cops.

Police shared on social media audio of the call with a photo of the boy on the bonnet of a patrol cruiser, saying the incident was "too cute not to share."

The call starts with "where is the emergency?"

The boy says hesitantly "Hi" and then "Police lady?"

"Yes," says the dispatcher, friendlier. "What's going on?"

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

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

Boy: "Yep, come over and see them."

A man then gets on the phone to say the boy was helping out while his mother was sick, but a dispatch call is out with an address and the message: "There is a four-year-old there wanting to show police his toys. Over.'

A constable named Kurt responds: "I'm one-up. I'll attend to."

Kurt is then shown an array of toys at the house in the South Island city of Invercargill.

Then Kurt chats with boy about use of the emergency number before he reports: "He did have cool toys."



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