Boy, age 4, calls 999 after he's left alone and fire breaks out

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Found 28th Jul 2008
A boy of four left home alone was rescued after coolly dialling 999 when a fire broke out.

Chris Jeo Boby is thought to have put food in the microwave then spotted smoke coming from it.

He had insisted on watching TV while his dad drove his mum to work at Aintree Hospital near their Liverpool home.

Chris was taken there by ambulance but was unhurt.

Dad Boby James, 32, said last night: "I am so very proud of Chris. He has never used the phone so I am amazed he knew what to do."

The Asda assistant added: "Chris was only left alone for about 20 minutes. I must stress I did not want to leave him.

"He refused to leave as he wanted to watch his programmes. Reluctantly, I left him. Our son Clement is 18 months and he was with me."

Mum Saumya Boby, 29, said: "He is very well behaved ... we trusted he would be fine."

Fire chief Paul Kay said: "Through calling us, the boy prevented a serious fire. He was incredibly brave but kept his cool."

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Can you say "Social Services"

4 years of age! that is so wrong!

stupid letting a four year old dictate to them! they should have made him go in the car or let the mum walk to work!! :x

Well behaved... hmm... I don't call not going with your parents when they tell you to being well behaved... plus he obviously wasn't surpossed to be getting his own food, seeing as they were only going to be gone a short time, and he didn't know how to use the microwave :thumbsup:

yes - knock on the door soon - social services

i worked nights when my kids were younger - if i couldnt get a taxi o/h came to pick me up - getting kids out of bed - cruel as i may sound it wasnt - just thinking 'if anything happened'

should be prosecuted

Well I think thats fine I mean at least he wasnt wantering the streets with other hoodies

wasnt there are similar scenario a while ago in portugal?:whistling:

alnbowes;2620467

Well I think thats fine I mean at least he wasnt wantering the streets … Well I think thats fine I mean at least he wasnt wantering the streets with other hoodies



lmfao

and hes showing initiave , they didnt leave him enough money to go the chippy so he used the microwave .

Ant they were 20 mins to be fair , otherwise he would have used the oven

thats disgusting, some people aren't fit to have children :x I don't like leaving my children in the house even when i am pegging my washing out! Sad i know but unfortunately this is the world we live in today. I have a four year old and i will not let him dictate to me especially when his safely is in question.

Aimee1985;2620564

thats disgusting, some people aren't fit to have children :x I don't like … thats disgusting, some people aren't fit to have children :x I don't like leaving my children in the house even when i am pegging my washing out! Sad i know but unfortunately this is the world we live in today. I have a four year old and i will not let him dictate to me especially when his safely is in question.



Sometimes its better locking them in the house though , cos they just whinge al l the way round the shops making the 20 mins turn into an hour ...Prob here was they left no food for him , If theyd made a sandwich for him he wouldnt have tried to use the microwave , they should have left him a drink aswell , he may have tried to make a cup of tea

alnbowes;2620577

Sometimes its better locking them in the house though , cos they just … Sometimes its better locking them in the house though , cos they just whinge al l the way round the shops making the 20 mins turn into an hour ...Prob here was they left no food for him , If theyd made a sandwich for him he wouldnt have tried to use the microwave , they should have left him a drink aswell , he may have tried to make a cup of tea



take it you have no kids then!?

Anyone else notice that they got the father's name the wrong way around?

FOUR thats disgusting. some people shouldnt be allowed to be parents

even if it were five mins away, who's to say what could happen on the way. car break down, problem with the other kid etc. they could be gone hours. not that 20 mins is in anyway right.

mummyspam1985;2620720

even if it were five mins away, who's to say what could happen on the … even if it were five mins away, who's to say what could happen on the way. car break down, problem with the other kid etc. they could be gone hours. not that 20 mins is in anyway right.



You make a good point.

Good on the kid for saving the day.

Which part of the Medway Towns are you from? I'm from there myself, though now living in West Kent.

TGB;2620769

You make a good point.Good on the kid for saving the day.Which part of … You make a good point.Good on the kid for saving the day.Which part of the Medway Towns are you from? I'm from there myself, though now living in West Kent.



we're in strood

where bouts medway from then?

This story infuriates me. How irresponsible of the parents to let a 4yr old home alone. However long or short there journey!

What is worse is that the parents do not seem guilty or show much remorse for a bad decision they made.

Also the quote from the father, " He didnt want to come, he wanted to stay and watch Tv"
erm what happened to PARENTS making the decisions.

Parenting classes should be compulsory when parents do stupid things like this.

Really gets my goat!

I don't care how my my 4 year old boy refused to come, I would of dragged him out the house.

emmad;2621044

I don't care how my my 4 year old boy refused to come, I would of dragged … I don't care how my my 4 year old boy refused to come, I would of dragged him out the house.



too right. kids are kids =, adults are adults, not kids are adults.

adults are supposed to be in charge because they USUALLY know best though sounds like the four year old was the adult in this family. sensible enough to call 999, adult stoopid enough to think twenty mins alone is ok.

two things i noticed though, not only did he say he only left him for twenty mins but he said we didnt even know he could use a phone, so how did they think he was old enough to be home alone???? and the other thing is they expect you to give them brownie points for taking the 18month old with them, as if thats a big deal, it goes without saying u take your kids with u,

there are more dangers in the home than on the streets apparently too.

watching tv, potential electricity surge, obviously had access to kitchen so lets start there shall we:

knives,
gas??
kettle
food, choking hazzards,
bleech etc.

im sure we could go on with this list.. he could come down with something like menagitus while they are out even, so many potentials its just ridiculous. i hope they have these children taken from them, they should do:x

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the police AND social services are "looking into why he was left alone"

can you say take around neighbors for 20 minutes to look after, or take in car with them, doh

donnydude;2620485

wasnt there are similar scenario a while ago in portugal?:whistling:



the parents must have missed seeing that on the news and in paper for the last year :oops:

cheerleader;2620405

stupid letting a four year old dictate to them! they should have made him … stupid letting a four year old dictate to them! they should have made him go in the car or let the mum walk to work!! :x



Spot on!

Thankfully he was ok, but it beggars belief that parents left him in the first place and because he refused to basically do as he was told! :w00t:

The world is getting madder. Since when are the children in charge of making the decisions?

Banned

absolutely absurd, lessons can never be learnt by some

Daytrader;2621296

the parents must have missed seeing that on the news and in paper for the … the parents must have missed seeing that on the news and in paper for the last year :oops:



yeah well if they do take these kids away or be involved more closely then im sure that there will be a uproar about the mcanns not being judged. something bad did happen so rather than question them bout leaving the kids and therefore question there ability as parents the nation felt sorry for them. end of day they did what this couple did, in a foreign country too, class battle i think:whistling:

Absolutely shocking. If my 4 year old tried to tell me she wasn't coming because she was watching tv, she'd have been told it wasn't a discussion, then turned the tv off and bundled her into the car. :x

All points above agreed but I have to admire his presence of mind considering his age.

alnbowes;2620467

Well I think thats fine I mean at least he wasnt wantering the streets … Well I think thats fine I mean at least he wasnt wantering the streets with other hoodies


[COLOR="Red"]The little boy is Four years old!![/COLOR]

mummyspam1985;2620720

even if it were five mins away, who's to say what could happen on the … even if it were five mins away, who's to say what could happen on the way. car break down, problem with the other kid etc. they could be gone hours. not that 20 mins is in anyway right.


Quite so.

I can hardly believe this tale of a four year old dictating to his parents what he is and is not prepared to do. Pick him up - carry him out and strap him in. End of story.

Thankfully he was ok, but it beggars belief that parents left him in the … Thankfully he was ok, but it beggars belief that parents left him in the first place and because he refused to basically do as he was told! The world is getting madder. Since when are the children in charge of making the decisions?


I totally agree Suze.

it goes to show u cant leave children alone at all anything can happen this family has gotten off lightly

Chris Jeo Boby
Boby James
Clement
Saumya Boby

I love the names If the dad took the wife's name he'd be Boby Boby :-D

My instinct is "what if..?" "What if..?" I would rather drag my 4 year old out where he is in my sight, than leave him where I would constantly think of all the dangers in the home.... and my kid has a bad habit of going out of the front door - just as well I have fine tuned hearing.

Robotochan;2622557

Chris Jeo BobyBoby JamesClementSaumya BobyI love the names If the dad … Chris Jeo BobyBoby JamesClementSaumya BobyI love the names If the dad took the wife's name he'd be Boby Boby :-D


I think they are from South India, where wife takes husband's first name as her last name, that is why her name is Saumya Boby. Same applies to kids as well.

Aimee1985;2620685

take it you have no kids then!?



I have 3 kids with me and another 5 got taken away from me :thumbsup:

[QUOTE=chesso;2622216][COLOR="Red"]The little boy is Four years old!![/COLOR]


I know but he's clever enough to use the phone , the telly is on .....

hes alright man ....hes not a baby is he ?

alnbowes;2624934

I have 3 kids with me and another 5 got taken away from me :thumbsup:



gee i wonder why

Marina;2623624

I think they are from South India, where wife takes husband's first name … I think they are from South India, where wife takes husband's first name as her last name, that is why her name is Saumya Boby. Same applies to kids as well.



Ahh, learn something new every day (never learn another way to say that though :?)
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