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Quincy police have released the recording of a young boy calling 911 to alert police that his father ran a red light.

Authorities posted a link to the recording on their Facebook page Wednesday, saying, "Every day we answer numerous 911 calls. Often times, these calls are from individuals who are in need of immediate assistance. Sometimes, it's a simple misdial. Then there's Robert's 9-1-1 call. Robert is a [5-year-old] resident of Quincy."

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In the recording, the child can be heard telling the dispatcher,“Um, daddy went past a red light. ... He has a black truck. He was in the brand new car, my mummy’s car.”


The officer responds, “Yeah? Then what happened?”

“And he had to go to the car wash and then he went past the red light,” the boy continues.

The officer then asks if he can speak to the father, at which point the dad gets on the phone and apologizes on behalf of his son, who he says is 5-years-old.

"He wanted to let us know that you ran a red light," says the cop, laughing.

Listen to the audio below:

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