Mom calls 911 when hungry baby needed formula and cops actually bring her some
A Utah mom was forced to call 911 after running out of milk and the police brought it to her.
The incident took place in Highland, Utah, when mom-of-five Shannon Bird ran out of formula for her six-week-old baby at 2 am local time, as per KSL-TV. She typically breastfeeds, and because of this, she had no formula in the house and her husband was out at the time, leaving her in a very difficult situation.This is the heartwarming moment a deaf baby heard for the first time:
"[My daughter] was screaming. I called my husband and we were brainstorming. I started calling neighbors and teenagers in the area and my little brother and no one was awake," Bird told KSL-TV.
"I've been calling neighbors and no one will answer," Bird said in the 911 call, a transcript of which was obtained by KSL-TV. "I've never been in this predicament ever. My milk just literally dried out. This is my fifth kid and this has never happened."
Officers with the Lone Peak Police Department responded by arriving at the home with a gallon of regular milk. However, they soon realized that the baby was too young for it, and went out to retrieve the formula she needed instead.
"We'll leave this with you," Officer Brett Wagstaff says in body-camera footage, as per KSL-TV. "We'll be right back with some formula for your baby - she's adorable."
When the officers returned with the correct formula, they refused to take any money from the mom-of-five.
Wagstaff told Bird: "That's the same stuff we gave my daughter when she was first born, so hopefully it doesn't upset her stomach."
It wasn't long before news of the good deed spread and the Lone Peak Police Department took to Facebook to praise their officers for their conduct in the situation, writing: "So very proud of our Officers and their dedication to duty."
In an interview with KSL-TV, Bird said that he had called the police so that they could look after her children while she went out to buy formula. She never expected them to go as far as to buy it for her.
"I've never not had food for my newborn," she told the outlet. "It was really scary for me."