"She just really needed help getting her pants on," said Deputy Drew Pinciaro, a public information officer for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.
Pinciaro told ABC News today that the toddler, Aaliyah Garett, called 911 on Wednesday afternoon. She said "hello" a few times before hanging up.
"Deputy Martha Lohnes was in the vicinity of the home, so she went over to make sure everything was OK," Pinciaro said. "And well, the little girl came to the door with her pants half on, saying needed help getting them on."
So, of course, Lohnes did her job. She sat down on the stairs, helped Aaliyah with her "pants emergency," and even tied her shoes for her, Pinciaro said.
Aaliyah's mother, Pebbles Ryan, was at work at the time. She told ABC News that her father, Aaliyah's grandfather, was shocked when Lohnes showed up at the door.
"My dad gave me a call and was just like, 'Your daughter just called the police on me!'" Ryan laughed. "Then he said Aaliyah wouldn't let the cop leave and was too busy hugging her."
Ryan, 25, said she's taught Aaliyah to call 911 for help or an emergency but she never expected her toddler would "call for help over getting her pants on."
"I'm just grateful for the deputy and her kind, wonderful heart, though," she said. "She really took the time out of her day to make sure everything was OK even though she knew it was just a little baby calling. That means a lot to me."