OTTAWA – A baby playing with a telephone inadvertently called police to his house in westernmost Canada, and to his “very surprised” father’s marijuana growing operation inside, police said Wednesday.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to an emergency 911 call in which the caller hung up without saying a word, Const. Janelle Canning told AFP.
The officers entered the White Rock residence, after knocks at the door went unanswered, she said.
“The father was very surprised to see us and insisted he hadn’t called police,” she said. “The officers then observed his 11-month old child playing with a cordless phone, pressing buttons randomly.”
The mystery caller was identified, she said. “It appears the baby called us.”
During a routine search of the house, the officers also uncovered 500 marijuana plants in two locked rooms on the main floor.
The 29-year-old father was arrested and faces charges of production of a controlled substance and mischief. He is to appear in court in April.
The baby boy was removed from the home by the Ministry of Children and Family, and was later released into his mother’s custody.
– Article from The Windsor Star on January 21, 2009.