Swedish police helped a schoolboy with his homework after responding to a worried call from him concerning a suspected break-in.
The 11-year-old boy was alone in his house when he heard a bang and started to worry that a burglar was trying to break in. He immediately called the police who hurried to the scene. However, after police conducted a search of the area and discovered there was no burglar they agreed to help him with his second problem of the night – his troublesome maths homework.
Sodermalm police’s Viktor Adolphson explained that the boy had called his mother but he was still alone when the police arrived so they decided to wait until she got home. When they discovered he had been doing his maths homework they offered a hand with his multiplication tables.
The Sodermalm police later tweeted about helping the boy with his homework – and more than 4,500 impressed users of the social media site favourited the tweet and commended the officers for helping the boy.
Adolphson also praised the boy for contacting them, saying that even though there wasn’t a burglar he made the right decision.