An emergency McDonald’s craving should never lead to calling 911 – which was the hard lesson this Wyoming boy learned over the weekend.
Iziah Hall, 5, had a craving for fast food Sunday morning. His grandmother was sleeping so he decided to call a number he was familiar with – 911.
When a Kent County dispatcher picked up the phone, Iziah got right to the point: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?”
After a little confusion, dispatcher Sara Kuberski responded, “No, I can’t bring you McDonald’s.”
Despite the silly request, Kuberski reached out to Officer Dan Patterson and asked him to perform a wellness check but Patterson had something else in mind.
“I’m laughing to myself – 5-year-old calls dispatch and orders McDonald’s,” Patterson told WZZM. “I figured, 'Hey, I’m driving past McDonald’s on my way there and I might as well get him something.'”
Iziah, however, regretted his request immediately and originally didn’t open the door for Patterson when he knocked.
"I think the first thing he said to me was, ‘My grandma's going to be so mad, can you please go away?’ Patterson said.
Instead, Patterson insisted and took the opportunity to educate the boy on when to dial 911.
His grandmother later explained they had given Iziah a deactivated cellphone to play with, but didn’t realize he was still able to connect to Wi-Fi and make calls.
"We get a lot of people who are letting their kids play on their cellphones and a lot of them are deactivated and parents don't realize they can still call 911," Kuberski said.