7-year-old girl calls 911 after accidentally moving her Elf on the Shelf

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7-Year-Old Girl Calls 911 After Accidentally Moving Her Elf on the Shelf

A panicked New Jersey girl recently called 911 after she accidentally disturbed her family's Elf on the Shelf.

Isabelle LaPeruta of Old Bridge called the cops when she touched the Christmas decoration, an unpardonable act, according to a popular children's book.

Evidentally believing she was in trouble with Santa and her presents were in jeopardy, the seven-year-old grabbed the phone.

"It's Isabella," she told the emergency services operator.

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The operator then asked: "Hi, Isabella. Why are you calling 911?"

Perhaps realizing the gravity of her act, Isabella quickly changed her mind. ""Don't come to my house!" she yelled.

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Isabella clarified that she had been trying to call her dad, not the police. However, officers were obligated to respond, anyway.

When they arrived, Lt. Joe Mandola of the Old Bridge Police tells INSIDE EDITION that Isabella met the officer on the porch and closed the door behind her.

"You don't have to be here," Isabella said.

That's when Isabella's mother, Lynanne LaPeruta, was roused from her nap on the couch. And when Isabella broke down and came clean.

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"She was hysterical crying, she was panicking," LaPeruta told NBC New York.

Despite her naughtiness, the Old Bridge police decided to give Isabella some reassurance that Christmas had not lost its magic.

Every year, someone from the town's fire department dresses as Santa Claus and makes an appearance around town for the kids of Old Bridge.

Lt. Mandola said he and his department thought it would be appropriate if, this year, Isabella's house was the first place where Santa stopped.

Once there, Santa assured Isabella that Christmas would still come this year.

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