6-Year-Old Calls 911, Rats On Dad For Missing Traffic Light

A Massachusetts man got an unexpected driving lesson from his 6-year-old son, who called police when he thought his father ran a red light.

Mike Richardson had actually made a right turn on red while he and his son Robbie were driving home from a shopping trip. He tried to explain to the boy why it was OK.

“He tells me, ‘Hey, dad. You just went through a red light.’ And I said, ‘No, Robbie, you can go through that one as long as you stop and there’s nobody coming. You can go,’” Richardson said. “He says, ‘No, you can’t, that light was red.’ So we get into the car wash and he says, ‘I’m going to call the police, dad.’”

Richardson was surprised when he learned his son actually made the call. Robbie said he dreams of being a police officer.

The Quincy Police Department posted a recording of a 911 call the boy placed to report his father had run a red light.