An apologetic 10-year-old girl wrote to the police after making a hoax call as part of a “double challenge.”
The girl, named Mackenzie, apologized to the agents in Dundee for the call she made on April 25 and said she would now ensure that her friends would not call 999 for no good reason.
In her letter to the police, Mackenzie wrote, “I understand that I took people away when answering real 999 calls. I know I should never call 999 unless it is a real emergency, no matter what other people say to me.
“I know that a ‘double challenge’ is no reason to call 999 and I promise I will never do it again.”
She added that she now realized the problems the hoax call could have caused, and wanted to say sorry.
Mackenzie added, “Mom and Dad made sure I know how serious my choices that day could have been and what the consequences were for all emergency services.
“I can never say sorry enough and I am very grateful for all the hardworking emergency services in this country.”
Police Scotland replied, “Hoax calls are serious business and luckily no resources were put in place to handle her call.
“Thanks for your honesty and your apologies, Mackenzie.”