Children who are fussy eaters can be a challenge, but at least they've never called the police on you- would they? That broccoli is surely not going to poison them- or is it?! 

 

Well that's what a 12-year-old boy from Nova Scotia did. He picked up the phone and alerted the emergency services that he was in serious danger...

 

Of starvation...

 

Because his parents had given him a salad for dinner...

 

Yep, this is a true story. 

 

In a Facebook post, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia explained that the boy then rang the police a second time, to ask when they would be arriving and "once again expressed their dislike of the salad."

 

While it might be absolutely hilarious for parents of fussy eaters, the police used it as a reminder about the inappropriate use of emergency services. 

 

“While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages,” Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said of the incident.

 

"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.”

 

What do you think? Would your fussy eater ever resort to such lengths? 

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