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27th Jul 2022

Mum in disbelief after woman calls police over playground fight

Kat O'Connor

A mum is in disbelief after another parent called the police over a playground fight.

She explained that her son and a 2-year-old child had a little tiff over a toy. Instead of resolving the issue, the mum decided to get the police involved.

Yes, over a fight between two children in a playground.

The mum told Reddit about the incident.

“I’m still in disbelief.

“Long story short, another child (2) went to touch my autistic five-year-old’s son’s toy, and my son retaliated by pulling their hair.”

The parents separated the kids in about ten seconds, but the other mum made the situation worse.

“The other parents start screaming “What the f- is wrong with you?!” at my son and me, started recording us without my permission, demands our names, and say she’s calling the cops.

“During this time her own child had completely calmed down.”

The mum said sorry to her and tried to deescalate the situation, but the other mum wasn’t listening.

“I try to pack up my son, she starts screaming louder about getting my license plate.

“At this point, I’m honestly afraid she’s going to try to follow me home, so I agree to wait for the police.”

When the police arrive, they are baffled as to why they were called.

“A very baffled cop shows up on the scene, wondering why he was even called.”

The police officer spoke to the woman and tried to calm her down. He then went over to the other mum and said he didn’t understand what she was trying to accomplish.

“He made a note of the incident, but told me that was the end of it and I was free to go.”

“I’m just so tired. So hurt. Parenting can be so rough sometimes, and parenting a neurodivergent child can feel so alienating as it is. I didn’t think I had to worry about another parent calling the cops.”