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How's this for a Christmas emergency?

Police in New Jersey showed up at a home after a seven-year-old girl called 911 when she mistakenly touched her "Elf on the Shelf."

In the popular children's book, kids are cautioned not to touch the elf, or else he will lose his magic.

Isabelle LaPeruta, of Old Bridge, dialed 911, though she quickly realized she shouldn't have, and told the operator she was trying to call her dad. 

Since police are required to check out all 911 calls, they made a quick stop at the home. 

They said Isabelle was upset and tried to get them to leave before her mom awoke from a nap.

The responding officer's reaction was priceless: "Isabelle apologized. She touched the Elf on a Shelf. She won't call 911 again."

See more details on the story in the local report from NBC New York.


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