3-Year-Old Kansas Calls 911 and Orders McDonald’s

GOODLAND, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas toddler’s fearless attitude may have earned him a free lunch from law enforcement.

Demi Rall, 3, recently got her hands on her mother’s cell phone.

“We went over there, and she didn’t have the phone, but we went to check and saw she had called dispatch,” said the girl’s mother, Taylor Rall.

The 911 call was not to report an emergency. Instead, Demi called to request delivery.

“I called dispatch and I said, ‘Did you call a little girl,’ and she started laughing so hard. She said, ‘Yeah, she ordered McDonald’s,'” the Demi’s father, Dual Rall.

Dual immediately apologized for Demi’s mistaken call to emergency crews.

“I said, ‘Well, sorry, I know you probably still have to come here, but I was just letting you know it was okay,'” Dual explained.

Dual and Taylor then worked to explain the seriousness surrounding 911 to Demi and her brother, Roman. Meanwhile, law enforcement was working on their own case.

“Our dispatch informed us that she had received a 911 call from a little girl who was trying to order a kids’ meal from McDonald’s, and Carol and I kind of laughed it off,” said Chalee Luther, agent for Goodland Police. “It’s the last call before we go home at the end of our shift, and so we were like, let’s do this before we go home.”

Within 30 minutes, Officer Luther and Sherman County Sheriff’s Deputy Carol Porter were at Demi’s doorstep with a pair of Happy Meals in hand.

Goodland Police Officer Chalee Luther and Sherman County Sheriff’s Deputy Carol Porter pose with Demi and Roman Rall. (Dual roll)

“I think the parents were a bit more shocked than the kids,” laughed Luther.

“I look outside, and there were two vehicles, and I opened the door, and they were holding Happy Meals, and I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” Taylor said.

Luther, Porter and the Rall family then shared a few laughs as Demi and her brother dug into their food.

“From time to time, [as] Officers, we need those calls that brighten everyone’s day. Not only did it make us laugh at the end of the day, but it also brought joy to this family,” Porter said.

“We live in a small community and you know there are so many negative things going on. We just thought it was good to have some positives with law enforcement,” Dual said.

While there were a lot of positives, everyone involved was quick to remind the kids that 911 is for emergencies only.

“If you are in distress and need immediate help, then by all means call 911, but do not use our 911 lines to order Happy Meals,” Porter said. “You might not get that Happy Meal cheeseburger in the end.”

At the end, Demi told Nexstar’s KSN that she was delighted with the Happy Meal, especially the fries.


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