Police ‘Arrest’ 15-Year-Old Girl With Down’s Syndrome To Grant Her Christmas Wish

A British teenager with Down’s syndrome who’s obsessed with police got her Christmas wish granted when they swooped in to “arrest” her this week. Emily Richard, 15, has been described as “police mad” and “obsessed with police cars” by her family, even telling her parents Wayne and Allison that all she wanted for the holidays was to be taken into custody. Hilariously, South Yorkshire police were happy to grant her wish.

  1. They came in with sirens and blue flashing lights blazing. Sergeant Gordon Sitch and officers Pc Karen Stebel and Pc Tim Croson from South Yorkshire Police’s Airport Policing Group were happy to head over to Emily’s house to perform the “arrest,” and it looks like the treat was very well-received!
  2. Obviously, they couldn’t properly arrest Emily. Because of COVID-19 guidelines, the way in which Emily was arrested was slightly different for safety purposes. However, Emily did get to sit inside the squad car as well as switch on the lights and sirens. Pretty cool!
  3. Emily got to learn all about police life. The officers took time to chat to her about the details of their job and also gifted Emily with plenty of gifts, including a traditional police helmet, a badge, and a plaque by which to remember the occasion. How amazing is that?
  4. The officers were so happy to make Emily’s dream come true. “We have had a lovely afternoon making Emily‚Äôs Christmas wish come true. Seeing the excitement on her face is what Christmas is all about,” Sgt. Sitch said, as per the Yorkshire Post. “We wish the Richards family a wonderful Christmas.”
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