Toddler Calls 911 for Fashion Emergency

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Hello, 911?
Hello, 911?Photo: Emely

You know that thing where you have to go down and ask the woman who works at the bodega below your apartment to zip up the back of your dress, because you live alone and your arms don’t work like that? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could just call 911 and have the police come to your door and do it for you? If you’re a toddler, you can.

A 2-year-old girl in South Carolina called 911 over a “wardrobe emergency” after she struggled to get her pants up by herself. When the operator answered, she told them she needed help getting dressed. The officer who arrived on the scene helped the girl pull her pants up and gave her a hug. Her parents were home, and it’s unclear why she didn’t ask them for help instead.

The 2-year-old was arrested for abusing an emergency call service, fined 25 goldfish crackers, and sent to toddler jail, better known as time-out.