Navy husband overreacts after infant falls, calls police

A 23-year-old Bremerton man in the Navy called 9-1-1 after his infant daughter fell and bumped her head Aug. 8 even though the injury was not serious, according to police reports.

It was reported at 5:30 p.m. that his infant had a “head injury” and an officer arrived at the residence to find the man’s 23-year-old wife crying and confused as to why a police officer had arrived.

The man apologized to the officer for calling 9-1-1 saying that the couple does not have any local family or friends to turn to. He said when he arrived home from duty, his wife greeted him and walked into the kitchen and their infant daughter — who is learning to walk — followed her. The infant fell, hitting her head on the edge of a coffee table.

The officer saw a slight swell on the infant’s right temple but she was not crying and appeared “happy” while the officer was there.

The man said he has been stressed at work and home and didn’t know what to do when the infant fell. He is in counseling and is taking medication for his “issues.” His wife said she was not afraid or concerned to stay with her husband at the house.

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