Skip Nav
Holiday For Kids
Stop Searching — These Are the 10 Matching Holiday Pajamas Your Family Needs!
Target
Target's Selling Elf Costumes For the Entire Family — You Better Believe They Come With Absurd Shoes
What It's Like Having a Child With Type 1 Diabetes
Parenting
What 1 Mom Wants You to Know About the "Relentless Beast" That Is Type 1 Diabetes
Gifts For Women
Stuff That Stocking With 1 of These 26 Disney Items and Knock Santa Off His Throne as #1 Gifter
Ellen DeGeneres
Move Over, Oprah! Ellen DeGeneres Has Her Own List of 15 Favorite Things For Fall

Girl Calls 911 After Elf on the Shelf Accident

You Won't Believe What This Little Girl Did After Knocking Over Her Elf on the Shelf

Everyone knows if a child touches an Elf on the Shelf it loses it's magic, so what's a child to do when they mistakenly knock it over? In 7-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta's mind, you call 911 because it constitutes an emergency!

The New Jersey tot was goofing around her house while her mother napped, when she suddenly knocked her Elf on the Shelf off his perch. Scared of what would happen next, she called the cops.

During her call she announces her name, but then has a moment of panic and begs the officers not to come to her home.

"Don't come to my house," Isabella pleads with the operator. She explains,"I was trying to call my dad" but mistakenly called the emergency number.

The operator responds, "You can just say you made a mistake."

But police are required to investigate all 911 calls, so a few minutes later, Isabella's mom was awaken by officers knocking on their door.

"The officer got there and the little girl came out and was trying to shush him away and saying 'you can go now,'" Old Bridge Police Lt. Joseph Mandola said.

Isabelle's mother, Lynanne LaPeruta, explained to the officer that it was all a mistake and that her daughter knows 911 is reserved for emergencies.

"She knows 911 is just for emergencies, but in her mind she was scared to death that Christmas was ruined and Santa wouldn't come," Mandola said.

But it wasn't ruined. In fact, when the town officers went out for the annual night of dressing as Santa and going through the town, they made a point of stopping at the LaPeruta home to assure Isabelle that the man in charge was not in the least bit upset.

From Our Partners
Matching Family Christmas Pajamas From Nordstrom
Why Does Volunteering Makes Us Feel Good?
Star Wars Sock Advent Calendar at Target 2018
Best Stocking Stuffers For a Husband 2018
Top Stocking Stuffers
Gifts For Men Under $50
Thoughtful Gifts For Friends
Funny Holiday Cards
Best Cheap Advent Calendars 2018
Cheap Stocking Stuffers For Her
Best Disney Stocking Stuffers
What Happens at the Queen's Christmas Diplomatic Reception?
From Our Partners
Latest Family
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds