Massachusetts boy calls 911 on his mom
Kid is lucky mom has a sense of humor
Ten-year-old Dan Davis had no interest in going to bed. So he called the police for help.
His mother, Shamayne Rosario, had just given him the news Wednesday night that it was time to head to his room, but the fourth-grader had other ideas on school vacation week.
“He’s like, ‘I’m gonna call the cops on you,’” said Rosario, 34, of Brockton, speaking on behalf of her son.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dan was shuffling his way to the bedroom, but instead picked up the wall phone and dialed 911. He quickly hung up, but not before connecting.
“Then he just walked to his room and got under the covers,” said Rosario, a mother of six and a student at Massasoit Community College.
Brockton police, following protocol, returned the call. Rosario explained the situation, then asked her son to pitch in.
“Dan, would you like to talk to the police?” she is heard saying in the 911 call, “because you can’t be calling 911 when there is no emergency.”
Then she told the police, “He doesn’t want to come to the phone…”
Regardless of what a person says, the department has to confirm all 911 calls in person, because police never know if it’s a situation in which someone was coerced into lying.
“You can’t really take that chance,” Lt. Paul Bonanca said…
Brockton police sent an officer out to the Rosario house, near Keith Park in the city’s Campello section. Rosario asked the officer to talk to her son about the importance of using 911 for emergencies only. No charges were brought.
“This is a lot for him,” Rosario said, as a throng of television reporters gathered outside her home. “I believe he’s not going to do that again.”
For good measure, Dan will spend the next two weeks grounded.
His mom put it best when she said that children…“need to know that there’s boundaries and responsibilities they need to uphold, no matter how old they are.” Bravo, Ms. Rosario.