Sunday, March 06, 2016

Kind police lady helped two-year-old girl after she called 911 with pants emergency

A Deputy from Greenville County, South Carolina, who went to investigate a 911 made by a toddler, was met with an unexpected emergency when she arrived. Aliyah Ryan, 2, was facing a fashion emergency and required immediate assistance - putting on her pants.

"Dispatch actually gave us a call and they said it sounded like a baby on the phone and it was basically a 911 hang up call," said Deputy Martha Lohnes. "The door opened up and she comes running out to the front with half a pant leg on and she's just like, 'Hey!'" Lohnes, who said she's had practice with two sisters of her own, was happy to lend a hand.

"I just ended up sitting down on the stairs helping her put on the rest of her pants and then it was almost like a reward, she just wanted a hug," she explained. Needless to say, when the toddler's mother, Pebbles Ryan, got the call at work, she was more than a little surprised. "I came home to 'Oh, the police helped your daughter put pants on.' I was like 'Oh! Okay." Then she wouldn't let any of the police leave because she wanted hugs," Ryan said.

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Aliyah's mother said she's no stranger to cell phones and that the two have talked about calling 911 for help in the past. "We've pointed out the numbers but it completely surprised me that she actually did it," said Ryan. "I thought it was awesome that at 2 years old, she knew to call 911 at all," added Lohnes. Aliyah now also has a new, easier to put on, pair of jeans, in addition to a new friend Deputy Lohnes.


Irina said...

... and they didn't arrest the mother for leaving her toddler alone in the house? Goodness, some parts of the US are actually still civilised.

Qualiall said...

where does it mention she was "left alone"?

Rod Sulik said...

A classic example of poor parenting. Great that the child was taught about 911. Very bad that she wasn't taught exactly what an emergency was. The grandfather could have easily solved the problem, had he been made aware of it. An no 2 year old should be left alone, unsupervised, for the length of time it takes to make a 911 call. The operator should have also asked the girl if there was an adult in the home, and talked to him, rather than to send the police, and potentially keep them from a real problem.