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Girl calls 911 in panic over Elf on the Shelf

She was worried she was in trouble with Santa!

A little girl in the US called 911 after she touched her Elf on the Shelf and was worried that she had ruined Christmas!

Seven-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta was worried because, according to the popular children’s book, the magic of Christmas goes away if the elf is touched.

Isabelle told the 911 operator not to come to her house because she had meant to call her dad, WNBC-TV reports.

"Hello?" the 911 operator says.

"It's Isabella," the girl says.

"Hi. Hi, Isabella. Why are you calling 911?" the operator asks.

Suddenly, she panics.

"Don't come to my house!" she shouts. "Don't!"

She goes on to explain, "I was trying to call my dad" to tell him about the accident.

The operator responds, "You can just say you made a mistake."

Despite her pleas, the police had to check in on her – and they found her in tears.

Her mother, Lynanna, says she woke from a nap to find her daughter trying to shoo an officer out of the house.

She says the girl panicked after the elf fell on the floor when she threw a ball.

The officer radioed headquarters, “Isabella apologised. She touched the Elf on a Shelf. She won’t call 911 again.”

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