One little girl in New Jersey is glad after police were "understanding" when she called 911 in an Elf of the Shelf-related emergency.
The seven-year-old called emergency in a panic when she did something that she thought would get her in trouble with Santa, NBC New York reports.
Isabella LaPeruta, of Old Bridge, contacted cops after she accidentally touched her Elf on the Shelf , which is a big no-no if you want your elf to report good things back to Santa.
The 911 call transcript details the girl's concerns.
"Hello?" the 911 operator says.
"It's Isabella," the girl says.
"Hi. Hi, Isabella. Why are you calling 911?"
"Don't come to my house! Don't! I was trying to call my dad."
"You can just say you made a mistake," the operated replied.
Isabella then pleaded with the operator to not send emergency services, but police have to check out any 911 call from a child.
When an officer went to the home he found the girl in tears; hysterical and panicking.
She said she didn't want to get in trouble after throwing a ball and the elf then fell on the floor.
Fortunately, the police understood. The officer radioed back to headquarters, “Isabella apologised. She touched The Elf on a Shelf. She won't call 911 again."
"To her, it was an emergency when she touched the elf, and she's going to ruin Christmas, so that was her emergency,"
Her mother says Isabella now knows what constitutes a true emergency.
"I think she knows not to call 911 unless it's an emergency, and an Elf on the Shelf falling off the shelf is not an emergency," she said.