Cop Helps Boy with Autism Find His Teddy Bear After Calling 911
There are numerous funny stories of little kids calling 911 for “emergencies” which usually end with annoyed police officers, but not in this case.
When 12-year-old Ryan Paul lost his teddy bear, his first thought was to call 911 to help with the crisis. Paul called the Woodbridge Township Police Department to request help in finding his misplaced bear, “My teddy bear fell down again. Don’t worry I’ll rescue you again. Goodbye again. See you again,” he said on the call. The New Jersey policemen were there to help. Ryan Paul, who has autism, knew to call 911 when faced with what he thought was an emergency.
According to Liftable, “the call got passed to Officer Khari Manzini, who’d received training POAC Autism Services.” Officer Manzini was happy to help Paul find his teddy, which ended up being beside his bed the whole time.
“Whenever we can use that training to make sure that not only do we keep ourselves safe, but those folks that we’re helping out safe, you know it makes a great difference,” Officer Manzini said to Fox 43.
Ryan and his father Bob were grateful for the kindness that was shown to them by the police department. “I’m glad that we have such a fine and caring police department. I’m a little offended my son didn’t get me (a firefighter) to help with the rescue. LOL,” Bob posted on Facebook.
Bob assured the news network that he talked to Ryan about what is considered an emergency and what is not. “We went over that since,” he said.