A 6th-grade-boy was hanging out with his friends when things went a little awry.
According to New York Mag, the boy called Savannah-Chatham County dispatch to yell “Deez Nuts!” and then immediately hung up.
Like all kids, they do things they think are funny without much hesitation, but this boy quickly learned the repercussions of his actions when his parents got wind that he prank called 911.
Emergency communications officers at the Savannah-Chatham County 911 Center were surprised and a little bit gratified Friday when they received a hand-written, hand-delivered note from a sixth-grade student apologizing for a prank call.
The 911 staff was impressed enough to accept his apology and to take him and his parents on a tour of the facility to turn the trip into a positive experience. His parents still have him on “lockdown” for the prank.
The visit gave 911 staff the opportunity to show them how they work, how prank calls interrupt that work, and how it puts the general public at risk by taking both dispatchers and first responders away from legitimate situations.
The note reads:
“Dear Emergency Dispatcher,I am writing an apology letter for what I did last night. Last night I called and said “Deez Nuts.” I know this was stupid but I was not listening to myself but I knew it was wrong. Please forgive me for what I said. I know there will be consequences for my actions and I will not complain about them. Again please if you can forgive me if you can. What happened was that me and my friends were talking and I got dared to call you. I would get nothing out of it and only in trouble for it. In the end I got in trouble for and this is a letter for you. I am sorry for what I did and I hope that you can forgive me.”
The phrase “Deez Nuts” became popular when a video of a man prank calling a friend went viral:
The Savannah-Chatham Police Department said on Facebook they were surprised and a little bit gratified having received this note from the boy.
“The visit gave 911 staff the opportunity to show them how they work, how prank calls interrupt that work, and how it puts the general public at risk by taking both dispatchers and first responders away from legitimate situations,” the department wrote.
The 911 staff was so impressed by the boy’s letter that — on top of give him a tour of the department — they did in fact accept his apology.