Skip to main content

Minnesota dog chewing on phone summons police after 911 call

Insert puns as necessary.
naughty boy

Wait a doggone minute if this doesn't sound familiar. 

A dog in St. Louis Park in need of a snack decided to chew on a phone and call 911 this week. It happened Wednesday at a residence along Edgewood Ave., according to St. Louis Park Police Department, which posted photos of the expensive chew toy and the culprit. 

"This phone, found in the mouth of a very good boy who lives on Edgewood Ave., CAN call 9-1-1," St. Louis Park PD quipped. "Officers Smith and Hinz were sent to a house in our community on June 19th to investigate a hangup call to 9-1-1 and found that Jack's new favorite chew toy brought them there. 

"Everything was OK and Jack was given some advice on how to use 9-1-1, then probably given a treat."

If this sounds familiar, it's because a similar story happened in Lakeville in February when two pooches dialed 911 a woofing 16 times

It's a good reminder to never hang up after dialing 911. 

Next Up


Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."


Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.


Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.


Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.

snow, blowing snow

A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

police lights

Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.


Should the Labrador retriever be Minnesota's state dog?

A campaign has been launched, and bills submitted in the Legislature.

Screen Shot 2019-02-22 at 9.32.16 AM

Lakeville PD says frequent 911 callers were 2 dogs

They should've checked the collar ID before answering.

World's ugliest dog, Zsa Zsa from Anoka, has died

She was crowned the world's ugliest dog on June 23.

Rescued dog and her new owner, an Indiana firefighter

Dog severely burned in house fire adopted... by firefighter

Lexi Ann was on the brink of death after a "horrible" house fire in January.