But police are required to investigate all 911 calls, so a few minutes later, Isabella’s mom was awaken by officers knocking on their door.
That’s when Isabella’s mother, Lynanne LaPeruta, was roused from her nap on the couch. In the NBC report, she’s heard telling a police operator, “It’s Isabella.” “Hi”.
Sometimes, though, the premise works a little too well, and results in a little girl calling 911 out of fear she won’t get any presents for Christmas. “Don’t!” Isabelle then admits that she was trying to call her father, and the 911 operator reassures her that it was just a mistake.
She said: “She was hysterically crying, she was panicking”. “She won’t call 911 again”.
Lt. Mandola said he and his department thought it would be appropriate if, this year, Isabella’s house was the first place where Santa stopped.
Isabelle said she was assured that Santa Claus wouldn’t punish her for breaking the rules of the Elf on the Shelf.
She had been told if she touched the elf on the shelf, she would ruin the magic of Christmas.
The young caller was anxious Santa wouldn’t come to her home, but the officer assured her that Christmas was still happening and the man in the red suit would pay her a visit Friday.
NBC New York spoke to Izzy’s mom, who believes Izzy has learned her lesson.
Izzy told reporters, “I didn’t want to get in trouble”.
‘In her mind, she did right, and it was fine with us’.