Terrified 8-Year-Old Boy Calls 911 After Dad's Near Overdose in Parking Lot: Cops
The 8-year-old boy thought his dad was dead.
A tearful 911 call placed by an 8-year-old boy led authorities in Wisconsin to a parking lot where police say his father had nearly overdosed after snorting medication last week.
According to Waukesha County authorities, 33-year-old Christopher Koeberl's son called 911 because his dad became unresponsive while his car idled in a school district office parking lot.
"My dad’s dead," the boy said in the heart-wrenching call. "He’s not waking up or anything."
According to a criminal complaint, the Milwaukee man snorted three Xanax pills before getting behind the wheel with the 8-year-old as well as the boy's, 6- and 4-year-old brothers in the car.
Police were directed to the scene by a passerby who witnessed the commotion and took the phone. When they arrived, authorities administered Narcan to Koeberl in order to reverse a possible overdose.
Once roused, police say Koeberl told them he'd snorted the anxiety medication.
Koeberl was charged Monday with operating while intoxicated (with a passenger younger than 16), three counts of child neglect and operating with a revoked license.
He made his initial court appearance Monday and was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond.
According to police records online, this was Koeberl's third time being charged with operating while intoxicated.
A public defender representing Koeberl had no comment Wednesday afternoon. Koeberl is due in court later this month for a preliminary hearing.
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