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AKIPRESS.COM - A 12-year-old boy's dislike of salad prompted not one, but two 911 calls that Halifax (Canada) RCMP used as a teaching moment, CBC Newsreported.
Just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, RCMP responded to a 911 call from the boy who said one of his parents made a salad he didn't like.
However, before police arrived, the kid called 911 a second time asking when police would get there — and reiterated how much he disliked salad.
RCMP officers took it as an opportunity to speak to the boy not only about the salad but the importance of only dialling 911 when appropriate.
RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said every day in Nova Scotia calls are made to 911 in error or people call for non emergencies. Hutchinson said there are a few calls that stand out that resulted in a $697.50 fine for misuse of 911.
Given the boy's age and the discussion officers had with him over the correct use of 911, Hutchinson said police will not fine the kid.