A 7-year-old girl from Old Bridge, New Jersey, called 911 in a panic after she knocked over her Elf on the Shelf. The girl, Isabelle LaPeruta, was terrified she had ruined Christmas, as she thought the elf would lose its magic after she accidentally knocked it down with a ball.

The Elf on the Shelf inspires so much fear and awe in kids that one professor actually warned it teaches children how to live in a police surveillance state. Apparently that warning wasn't too far off.

Sources: NBC New York | Drive24