Mississauga teen calls 911 after parents 'forced her' on vacation to Trent Hills cottage
'Although she perceived this as a real issue, it was not an appropriate use of 911'
A Mississauga teenager was cautioned by the Ontario Provincial Police after she called 911 last Tuesday to complain that her parents "forced her" to go on vacation with them at a rental cottage east of Toronto in Trent Hills.
"This appeared to be a case of a teenager being a teenager," Northumberland OPP Const. Steve Bates told CBC News. "Although she perceived this as a real issue, it was not an appropriate use of 911."
Officers attended the rental cottage on Trent River, about 180 kilometres northeast of Toronto, to ensure everyone was safe and that there was no "real" emergency, Bates said.
The 15-year-old girl has been cautioned for misuse of the emergency number.
"Calls such as this tie up police resources which could impact the safety of others in the community who are in real need of assistance," said Bates.