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Arizona police: 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a Happy Meal

Officer Randolph "Scott" Valdez poses with 5-year-old Charlie Skabelund who called 911 to try and order a McDonald's Happy Meal, which the officer used as a teaching moment (Courtesy: Mesa, Ariz. Police Department)
Officer Randolph "Scott" Valdez poses with 5-year-old Charlie Skabelund who called 911 to try and order a McDonald's Happy Meal, which the officer used as a teaching moment (Courtesy: Mesa, Ariz. Police Department)(KCRG)
Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 4:44 PM CST
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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."

This past Sunday 5 year old Charlie dialed 911 to order a Happy Meal 😀 Officer Valdez was dispatched to ensure the 911...

Posted by City of Mesa Police Department on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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