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Child Calls 911 After Father Allegedly Runs Red Light in Quincy, Massachusetts

"My daddy went past a red light. He has a black truck. He was in the brand new car, my mommy's car"

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    Child Calls 911 After Father Allegedly Runs Red Light

    A 6-year-old boy from Massachusetts called 911 on his dad to report that he had driven through a red light. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

    A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy nearly got his father in trouble with the law when he called 911 to say his dad had driven through a red light.

    "My daddy went past a red light. He has a black truck. He was in the brand new car, my mommy's car," Robbie Richardson told the 911 dispatcher in Quincy.

    "He had to go to the car wash and then he went past the red light," Robbie continued.

    "He did?" the dispatcher responded.

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    "Mmhmm," Robbie said.

    The boy, who was home at the time of the call, then handed the phone to his father. Mike Richardson laughed and apologized to the dispatcher, who let him go.

    "I just couldn't do anything else but laugh," Richardson said in an interview with necn.

    He called the incident a misunderstanding and said he didn't break any traffic laws when he turned right on red at the intersection of Copeland Street and Furnace Brook Parkway.

    "The light was red so I stopped, looked and I turned," he explained.

    But Robbie insisted his dad should be held accountable.

    "I told the police — I told them to give him a ticket," Robbie said.

    Police posted an audio recording of the 911 call on the department's Facebook page Thursday.

    "It can be very stressful at the 911 dispatch center so this was kind of something to smile about," said Quincy police Det. Karyn Barkas.

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