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Panicked 7-year-old calls 911 after touching Elf on the Shelf

Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 1:58 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 2:01 PM

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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A New Jersey girl was so worried that the magic of Christmas was going away because she touched her Elf on the Shelf that she dialed 911.

According to WNBC-TVthe girl told the 911 operator not to come to her house because she had meant to call her dad.

However, police are required to check 911 calls and an officer found the child in tears.

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Her mother, Lynanne, says she awoke from a nap to find her daughter trying to shoo an officer out of the house. She says the girl panicked after the elf fell on the floor when she threw a ball.

The officer radioed headquarters: "Isabella apologized. She touched the Elf on a Shelf. She won't call 911 again."