Here’s a story to remind parents that little eyes are always watching. A six year old boy in America has called the police on his father after watching him run a red light.
Yep, Robbie Richardson might only be six years old but he is undeniably a man of principles. After seeing his father commit what he thought was a serous offence, he made the tough decision to alert authorities and hopefully, set his dad on the right track.
911 operators were left shocked to receive the call over the weekend and to hear the details of the offence (cue Law and Order Dum-Dum sound).
Here’s how it went down:
Michael and Robbie were travelling in the family car (mum’s new family car to be specific.) It’s unclear whether the car was stolen or not (likely not, she probably just wanted both of them out of the house for some peace and quiet but with these hardcore offenders, you never really know). As Michael approached an intersection, Robbie noticed that the light was red. To his utter disbelief though, Michael proceeded to turn. On. The. Red.
To be fair, he did warn you. Image: istock
I'll give you a minute to recover.
Right, so. The crime has been committed and Robbie's called Michael on it. Michael tried to explain to his son that in some circumstances, turning on a red light is ok but Robbie was having none of it. "When a green light says go, you go that way, or that way, or that way, or that way,” he told The Boston Globe, motioning with his hands different directions a car can drive. “A yellow light makes you slow. And then a red light makes you stop.”
Damn right, Robbie.
Listen to Robbie's call to 911.