‘Too cute’: 4-year-old calls police to share his toys, officer responds

“He did have cool toys!” said New Zealand Police Constable Kurt


By Suzie Ziegler 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A 4-year-old’s unsupervised emergency call has captured the hearts of New Zealand Police. 

“While we don’t encourage children to call 111 to show us their toys, this was too cute not to share,” the agency wrote in a Facebook post

New Zealand police shared audio of the adorable call, in which a little boy asks a dispatcher to come to his house to see his toys. 

“This is police, where is your emergency?” the dispatcher begins. 

“Police lady,” the boy says, “can I tell you something?” 

The dispatcher quickly switches to a sing-song voice. 

“You can tell me something,” she responds. 

“I’ve got some toys for you, come over and see them!” 

There’s a brief scuffle and then the child’s father gets on the call. The man explains he was caring for his sick wife when his son snuck out with the phone. 

After confirming there is no emergency, a dispatcher sends a call out to police to see if any officers could meet the precocious 4-year-old. 

Constable Kurt responded to see the boy’s toy collection and have a “good educational chat” about proper use of the emergency number. 

“He did have cool toys!” Kurt reported. 

Police shared a photo of the little boy sitting on a squad car wearing Kurt’s police hat.

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