Halifax District RCMP are asking parents to talk with their children about when it is and isn't appropriate to dial 911 after getting two calls to emergency dispatch from a 12-year-old.
The first one came in just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when RCMP say the tween dialed 911 to say they didn't like the salad made by their guardian. A second call came in to emphasize the dislike for the salad and ask when police would be arriving.
When officers arrived, in addition to discussing the salad, they had a conversation about proper 911 use.
"While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages," said Cpl. Dal Hutchinson in a news release. "The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies."