GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

February 22, 2013

Brockton boy, trying to avoid bedtime, calls 911


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — BROCKTON (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn't want to go to bed.

Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. He told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.

There was no emergency.

The Enterprise (http://bit.ly/YoKmJZ ) reports that, according to the police log, an officer went to the boy's home and explained to him when it's appropriate — and when it's not — to call 911.

No one was charged.