Call to Santa goes bad

MAYVILLE, Wis. (WTMJ) – Two young Wisconsin boys are in hot water after making what they thought was a call to Santa. They tried to reach the North Pole, but instead call emergency dispatchers.

An innocent mistake landed a 3 and 6 year old at the Mayville Police Department but this story isn’t what you think.

“I tried to call Santa. What did you actually dial? 911.”

Blake and Broady Beck say they wanted Santa to know their Christmas wish list. The 911 dispatcher called mom back who didn’t realize her sons were playing with her phone.

“Is this a life threatening emergency and can we help you and he said no the kids were trying to call Santa.” Said mother Jennifer Beck

The police department had to send an officer.

“And they looked scared like oh my God.”

An opportunity for these young boys to learn calling 911 is for emergencies.

“They also need to understand the importance of when it’s appropriate to call 911.” Said Mayville Police Department Chief Christopher Macneill


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