Delta police recently turned what could have been a panicked situation, into a teachable moment for two South Delta youngsters.
According to DPD, on Friday, Feb. 19 just before 1 p.m., DPD received a call from a South Delta home where two, five-year-olds reported that they had been robbed.
“The grandparent of these two, five-year-olds picked up the phone and advised police that the girls were playing, and that they hadn't, in fact been robbed,” said DPD in a post on its Facebook page. “Needless to say, the children were overcome with emotion when police attended the residence. The constable calmed the children down, and told them that they did a really great job at remembering ‘how’ to call 911, but that they needed to remember ‘when’ to call 9-1-1. After a lesson in 911 protocol, the children promised to remember the importance of how and when to use 911 and were given DPD tattoos for remembering all of the important points.”