2-year-old girl calls 911 for wardrobe emergency, police say

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- To a toddler in South Carolina, struggling to get dressed is an emergency.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says 2-year-old Aaliyah called 911, asking for help getting dressed. Her parents didn't know she had made the call.

Deputy Martha Lohnes was in the vicinity of the home and met the girl at the front door. Lohnes says the girl's pants weren't quite up to her waist and she said she couldn't get them on.

"She wanted me to help do her shoes, and then she wanted me to hug her and hold her. I just kept saying that it made my day it was just the highlight of my day, she was so sweet and so welcoming," she said.

Lohnes called that the best part of her shift and says of all the intense situations that officers have to deal with, she was happy to help little Aaliyah.

Sheriff's office spokesman Drew Pinciaro says a family member was at home when Lohnes arrived.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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