Police Help Boy With Math Homework After Responding To Burglary Call
An 11-year-old boy from Södermalm, Stockholm heard a loud thump in his house and thought someone was trying to break into his home. Since he was alone in the house at that moment, the frightened boy called the police and told them he needed help.
When the police came, they found no sign of an intruder so they ended up helping the child with his homework since they didn’t want to leave him alone.
Viktor Adolphson of the Södermalm police told Nyheter 24 that, although no one was trying to enter the little one’s home, the officers decided to stay with the upset boy and help him with his math problem.
“He had called his mother also but he was on his own when the police got there and they didn’t want to leave him alone. So they sat down and helped him with his multiplication tables and other homework.”
Adolphson said the boy was right to call the police even if there was no thief.
The public heard about these nice officers after Adolphson and his colleague Johan Säfström, who run the Södermalm police Twitter account, posted about the incident. Naturally, many people praised their act and the tweet has now been favorited almost 5,000 times.
11-åring ensam hemma trodde någon bröt sig in, larmade. Det var fel, men han var rädd och patrull stannade kvar. Hjälpte till med matteläxan
— YB Södermalm (@YB_Sodermalm) October 17, 2014