A 10-year-old boy in Brockton, Massachusetts recently had oh, I don't know, THE BEST NIGHT EVER when he called the cops on his mom so he wouldn't have to go to bed and then got to meet a police officer.
The Brockton Enterprise reports that the boy dialed 911 after being sent to bed at the uncool time of 8:00 p.m., and informed the dispatcher that he was calling to report his mother for murder…ING HIS GOOD TIME. (Actually, he just said he was calling because he didn't want to go to bed.)
After he hung up, the operator called back and spoke to the boy's mother, who explained that she had goaded the boy into telephoning the police. You can download audio of the call at the paper's website:
"I told him to go to bed. He doesn't want to go to bed, so he was like ‘I'm gonna call the cops on you.' I said ‘Go ahead!' Y'know? I'm like ‘Go ahead and call the cops on me then!'"
After that, the little boy may not have been asleep, but he certainly was living a dream because the next thing he knew, he was staying up even later than he planned waiting for a cop—a real live cop with a gun and a badge who catches bad guys—to come visit him IN HIS HOUSE. WHERE HE LIVES.
The officer explained to the boy when you should call 911 (Anytime you want to meet a cool cop? If you need to stay up late? Who knows, he wasn't really listening – too excited!), then left.
No word on what time the boy actually made it into bed.