This kid doesn’t need his parents to teach him about responsible driving. It’s the other way around in his case.
A 6-year-old boy from Quincy, Massachusetts, called the police on his father for running a red light.
“He tells me, ‘Hey Dad, you just went through a red light,” Michael Richardson, Robbie’s father, told CBS Boston. “And I said, ‘No Robbie, you can go through that one as long as you stop and there’s nobody coming you can go.’ He says, ‘No you can’t. That light was red.’ So we get into the car wash and he says, ‘I’m going to call the police.’”
And true to his word, as soon as they got home, Robbie dialed 911.
A recording of the 911 call made by Robbie was shared by the police department Wednesday on their Facebook page.
“Sometimes, it's a simple misdial,” the post reads. “Then there's Robert's 9-1-1 call.”
During the call, Robbie is heard telling the dispatcher that his dad broke one of the cardinal rules of traffic.
“Um... daddy went past a red light. He has a black truck. And he was in the brand new car, my mommy's car.” Robbie said after being asked about his emergency. “And then he just... and he had to go to the car wash and then he went past the red light.”
The dispatcher then asked Robbie to hand the phone over to his dad. When Richardson came to the phone, the dispatcher told him his son “just wanted to let us know you ran a red light.”
Richardson can be heard laughing nervously and apologizing to the police department before confirming there was no emergency.
Karen Barkas, a detective with the police department said the call was “pretty unique” and stated no ticket has been issued to Richardson.
But Robbie has a dire warning for his father.
“If my daddy goes past the red light again,” Robbie said, “I’ll call the eye doctor so he can fix his eyes.”