Mom Calls Police on 3-Year-Old Over Wearing Her Seat Belt

Michelle Fortin called officers to teach her toddler an lesson in car safety.

ByABC News
September 22, 2016, 9:36 AM

— -- When 3-year-old Camille Fortin unbuckled her seat belt during a recent car trip, mom Michelle Fortin decided to call in reinforcements.

Fortin, of Arizona, enlisted in the help of Scottsdale police, to teach her toddler a lesson in safety.

"Her safety was at risk," Fortin told "Good Morning America." "It was the first time she'd done it, but it was something that could affect her life and her health and it was not an issue I was going to compromise on and I felt like by me just telling her ... it wasn't quite getting through."

She continued: "She knew she did something wrong, but to have another authority figure back up what mom was saying was really beneficial for her. She's 3 years old and she's learning the boundaries and she needs to know what's right and what's wrong and it's my job to tell her that and to teach her and to raise her to respect authority. And so, any nervousness she felt toward the police officers were out of respect.

"It went really well," Fortin added. "She promised to not ever unbuckle her seat belt again."

Fortin said she called the non-emergency number for Scottsdale police. She later made and appointment with an officer and his partner who came out and spoke to both Camille and her sibling about the importance of buckling up.

Camille said she understood what the police officer was talking about.

"Yes," she whispered during a Skype interview on "GMA."