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Mom dials 911 on son over Grand Theft Auto [video game]
Crispy Gamer ^ | 12/22/09 | James Fudge

Posted on 12/22/2009 12:04:17 PM PST by freespirited

Are you lame if you call the police on your teenager for playing video games at 2:30 am on a Saturday night? I’m not sure but we can always ask a Roxbury, Massachusetts mother that dialed 911 because her son was playing Grand Theft Auto on his “PlayStation.” We’re not sure which version of the game he was playing, but it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things..

According to a story in the Boston Herald, 49 year old single mother Angela Mejia who had had enough of her son lying about being in bed at 2:30 AM on a Saturday night, instead spending the early morning hours play Rockstar’s popular and often vilified and demonized third-person action game. According to the report the last straw for Mrs. Mejia was an argument with her son after she unplugged his “PlayStation.” She then dialed 911. The police, expecting something far more dramatic than an unruly 14 year old, managed to talk the boy into shutting off the game and going to sleep.

“They (the police) were just like, ‘Chill out. Go to bed,’” the boy told the Boston Herald.

Mejia told the paper that she approves of some “videos” like athletic-themed games, but not ones like “Grand Theft Auto.”

Gasp.

“I would never buy that kind of video. No way. I called (police) because if you don’t respect your mother, what are you going to do in your life?”

While i’m all for respecting your parents and following the rules, should 911 really be who you call when your kids don’t listen? When your son or daughter is stabbing you in the face, smoking crack in your basement or taking money out of your purse, then maybe it’s time to dial that emergency number.

 
 


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49 year old single mother Angela Mejia

Prolly explains part of the problem.

1 posted on 12/22/2009 12:04:21 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

a simple luggage lock through one of the prongs on the plug will usually do the trick.


2 posted on 12/22/2009 12:09:24 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: freespirited

Time to take the playstation away


3 posted on 12/22/2009 12:10:24 PM PST by aw93472 (I got soul but I'm not a soldier.)
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To: absolootezer0

A “father” would work, too.


4 posted on 12/22/2009 12:11:53 PM PST by donna (AZ Maricopa County 2008: Illegal aliens down 30%. Total felonies down 18.5% THC Sheriff Arpaio!)
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To: donna

Obammy voter, fur shure!


5 posted on 12/22/2009 12:14:37 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: donna

That was precisely my reaction.


6 posted on 12/22/2009 12:14:42 PM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: freespirited

7 posted on 12/22/2009 12:16:11 PM PST by Sloth (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8)
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To: freespirited
And who was the sperm donor for this fruit cake??
8 posted on 12/22/2009 12:16:35 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: donna
A “father” would work, too.

yeah. too bad it won't happen. too many women have developed this entitlement mentality of "screw being married, gimme the welfare and the child support"
9 posted on 12/22/2009 12:17:18 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: absolootezer0

Wire cutters work, too.


10 posted on 12/22/2009 12:18:01 PM PST by CholeraJoe (I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter.)
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To: absolootezer0

Bitches. And rotten mothers.


11 posted on 12/22/2009 12:18:19 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: CholeraJoe

bad idea.. what happens when *I* want to play?
too much work to spice wires and take them apart again.


12 posted on 12/22/2009 12:19:47 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: freespirited

Why should she be any different than any other adult in our responsibility-free society?

Parents call the police instead of disciplining their kids, teachers call the police instead of taking charge of their classrooms. No one is responsible for anything anymore. Let the government take care of everything for you.


13 posted on 12/22/2009 12:20:10 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Travis T. OJustice

we talking about your ex or mine? :P


14 posted on 12/22/2009 12:20:35 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: freespirited

The little brat is now mortified that the story is all over the newspapers. Good!!


15 posted on 12/22/2009 12:20:51 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: aw93472

Better yet, if you can, never give your kids a Video game.

I have yet to see a positive effect on kids from video games.


16 posted on 12/22/2009 12:23:30 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: Impy; TigersEye

Strange world ping.


17 posted on 12/22/2009 12:24:18 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: ladyjane; Impy; TigersEye

My fingernails need clipping. I guess I’ll call 911.


18 posted on 12/22/2009 12:25:18 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: absolootezer0

Playstation Repair Kit


19 posted on 12/22/2009 12:27:23 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: freespirited

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20 posted on 12/22/2009 12:29:38 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Pontiac
I have yet to see a positive effect on kids from video games.

Why not just go down to corner and buy your kid some heroin if you want to keep him out of your hair? Probably better for him.

21 posted on 12/22/2009 12:30:13 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: freespirited

She said she wouldn’t buy the game but he has it?

Why doesn’t she take the game away????

I played the game and like it for its openness...can virtually do anything if you just ignore the little mini-missions in the game.

But, it obviously has some violent elements. I wouldn’t let kids play it.

At the same time, it is a Saturday night. Relax...I stayed up until 2:30 or 3 all the time in high school on a Friday night (not a wild child or anything, just watching movies etc.) She seems a bit crazy to demand he go to bed. It isn’t like he is 10.


22 posted on 12/22/2009 12:33:44 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: absolootezer0
a simple luggage lock through one of the prongs on the plug will usually do the trick.

Even the most brain dead publick skool kid can figure out how to connect aligator clips to the cord off an old lamp.

23 posted on 12/22/2009 12:34:36 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: absolootezer0

I can’t speak about yours, now can I? :)

Women in general who pull that crap. Like mine. And yours. :( Grrr.


24 posted on 12/22/2009 12:35:30 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: rwfromkansas

That said, obviously he should obey his mother.


25 posted on 12/22/2009 12:35:39 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: freespirited

I was going to say,

“The father must have been out of town...”


26 posted on 12/22/2009 12:37:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: freespirited

It just shows you how the public has let government and idiots take over raising their own children.


27 posted on 12/22/2009 12:40:41 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freespirited

GTA gets boring.


28 posted on 12/22/2009 12:42:56 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: freespirited
The police, expecting something far more dramatic than an unruly 14 year old, managed to talk the boy into shutting off the game and going to sleep.

Good grief.

Police response should have been something like, "Ma'am, is there an actual emergency? Is there a fire, serious injury or a crime being committed? No? Goodbye." [click]

29 posted on 12/22/2009 12:45:59 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: freespirited; sit-rep; Squantos; Eaker; humblegunner

“911, what is your emergency?”

“Yes, can you send another cop? I can’t get Officer Squantos to stop playing GTA now!”


30 posted on 12/22/2009 12:47:07 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

but where are inner city kids going to find alligator clips and wire cutters?

besides, with the way the power packs are on most systems any more, that would put it way beyond their grasp.


31 posted on 12/22/2009 12:53:50 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Larry Lucido; Squantos

We never should have give him the cheat codes.


32 posted on 12/22/2009 12:54:56 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
My coffee is cold. Call 911!!!
33 posted on 12/22/2009 1:01:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: Sloth

Grand theft auto is an incredible study of the human nature. When you are allowed, even encouraged, to do whatever you want, regardless of the law, after a while it gets really really boring.


34 posted on 12/22/2009 1:01:35 PM PST by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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To: TigersEye

My neighbor ran out of beer. 911.


35 posted on 12/22/2009 1:02:43 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: Larry Lucido

That’s about right!


36 posted on 12/22/2009 1:04:24 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Gator113; pandoraou812
That’s right... for just $29.95 I can bring calm and reason into your household.

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap!

37 posted on 12/22/2009 1:05:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: TChris

She should have been fined and given a manual on how to spank her son.

Interestingly, some of the Jewish faith believe that boys can become men at age 13. I think a childish 14 year old should be spanked. Then again, if raised properly to begin with, spanking is unnecessary. She should have seized his computer game and locked it in the trunk of her car for a week.


38 posted on 12/22/2009 1:06:14 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Then again, if raised properly to begin with, spanking is unnecessary.

I would say usually unnecessary. A rare and moderate whack on the bottom is needed just to get their attention sometimes.

39 posted on 12/22/2009 1:09:10 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
My neighbor ran out of beer. 911.

Yikes! You need the National Guard.

40 posted on 12/22/2009 1:09:23 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: TigersEye

“Yikes! You need the National Guard.”

Yeah, I agree.

Hey, the kid should have called 911 back on her. She was disrupting his gaming. Very unkool.


41 posted on 12/22/2009 1:11:28 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: TigersEye; Arthur Wildfire! March
My coffee is cold. Call 911!!!

"One re-heat, one Ranger."

42 posted on 12/22/2009 1:18:39 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: donna
A “father” would work, too.

Your hate speech and IP 34.28.166.63 have been recorded. Reprograming officers are on the way to your 2BR apartment.

43 posted on 12/22/2009 1:22:44 PM PST by montag813
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To: freespirited
Little kids are little problems, but by the time boys testosterone kicks in, there better be a man in the house. And not just a boyfriend....It takes dads to teach boys to be men and kick their ass when needed..

My first 4 kids were boys, sweet little guys, but they become teens, cars, worry about drinking, drugs etc. Dad is necessary. also for a daughter...He is the one that lets her know she is great and worth loving..

One of the feminazi's biggest lie is that dad is really not that necessary...A BIG HIGH 5 FOR ALL DADS OUT THERE..

Dads are more than just a wallet......

44 posted on 12/22/2009 1:29:40 PM PST by goat granny
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To: TigersEye

I just hit the breaker box & the whole house goes black. Makes them mad but oh well.


45 posted on 12/22/2009 2:16:36 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC)
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To: pandoraou812

LOL


46 posted on 12/22/2009 2:26:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: montag813

Hey, how did you know I have 2BR?


47 posted on 12/22/2009 2:32:28 PM PST by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: freespirited

Not a hammer in the house, eh?


48 posted on 12/22/2009 2:34:37 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: org.whodat; dighton; martin_fierro
And who was the sperm donor for this fruit cake??

Yet another good reason to hate fruit cake.

49 posted on 12/22/2009 2:36:42 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Hey, the kid should have called 911 back on her. She was disrupting his gaming. Very unkool.

LOL Call DHS! She's disrupting the homeland.

50 posted on 12/22/2009 2:46:52 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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