10-year-old calls 911 after mother tells him to go to bed

A 10-year-old boy called the Brockton police to report his mother after she told him to go to bed Wednesday evening, police said.

The boy’s mother had told him to go to bed and he refused, saying he would call the police, according to the 911 call released by Brockton Police. She told him to go ahead. A dispatcher then called the boy back at 12 Terminal Place, when his mother picked up the phone.

After the mother explained the situation to the dispatcher, she can be heard reprimanding her son.


“Would you like to talk to the police? Because you can’t be calling 911 when there is no emergency because they need it for people who actually are in trouble,” the mother says.

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