5-Year-Old Michigan Boy Calls 911 to Ask for McDonalds

By The Associated Press

WYOMING, Michigan—A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for McDonald’s but his grandmother was sleeping so he called 911 and made a request.

WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids reports Iziah Hall of Wyoming asked the dispatcher: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher Sara Kuberski says she told him no but reached out to the police.

Dispatcher Sara Kuberski handled his call. “Kent County 911. What’s your emergency?” she answered, according to ABC13.

“Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Izaiah asked.

“I’m sorry, what?” Kuberski responded.

“Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Izaiah asked again.

She told the boy that she couldn’t bring him any fast-food.

“We get a lot of people who are letting their kids play on their cell phones and a lot of them are deactivated, and parents don’t realize they can still call 911,” Kuberski told the ABC affiliate.

Wyoming police officer Dan Patterson says the April 14 request made him laugh, so he stopped at McDonald’s on his way to check on Iziah’s home in the western Michigan city.

Patterson says he thought, “I’m driving past McDonald’s on my way there and I might as well get him something.” The officer says the first thing the boy said to him was, “My grandma’s gonna be so mad, can you please go away?”

The boy’s grandmother wasn’t angry and said she was happy that Iziah had since learned that 911 is only for use in an emergency.

Kids Making 911 Calls

In another 911 call, 7-year-old Carlos most likely saved the lives of his family when he called 911, fortunately not for fast food delivery, but in real emergency.

Carlos from Norwalk, California, bravely called 911 back in 2010 when three gunmen barged into his house through an unlocked front door.

When the gunmen entered the house, they threatened to shoot Carlos’s dad and mom.

Sensing danger, the then-7-year-old Carlos immediately went into action mode. He grabbed his 6-year-old sister and a phone before hiding in the bathroom. Next, he mustered up his courage and dialed 911, as he had been taught by his parents.

Carlos’s heart was probably pounding its way into his throat as he spoke to the operator, Los Angeles County sheriff’s dispatcher Monique Patino.

Breathing heavily, a panic-stricken Carlos said, “Can you come really fast? Please, please! They come, they ring the door, and they have guns, and they shoot my mom and dad!”

Just as Patino was telling him to “stay where you are and don’t hang up whatever you do,” someone broke into the bathroom. The kids were discovered by the gunmen and they began to scream.

When the gunmen questioned Carlos what he was doing in the bathroom, the boy courageously told them he had called 911.

Learning that the cops were coming, the gunmen fled for their lives. Luckily, no one was hurt, nor was anything stolen.

The situation could have been a lot worse if not for Carlos’s quick thinking and brave actions, and that he had been taught to dial 911 in an emergency.

NTD staff contributed to this report.