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Police: 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a kid's meal

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, November 06 2019 Nov 6, 2019 November 06, 2019 3:37 PM November 06, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KPNX
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Police in a Phoenix suburb got a strange 911 call recently. A 5-year-old boy didn't have an emergency; he just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonald's.
  
A Mesa police officer delivered the food in person to the child, along with some advice about the proper time to use 911.
  
Randy Skabelund spoke to the dispatcher in a follow-up call to say there wasn't an emergency and his son Charlie must have had his cellphone.
  
Officer Randolph "Scott" Valdez arrived later at the family's home for a welfare check.
  
He brought the requested meal, took time to teach Charlie about when it's the right time to call police and even posed for a few photos.
  
The boy's mother, Kim Skabelund, says Valdez handled the situation with "love and kindness."

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