Skip to comments.Mom dials 911 on son over Grand Theft Auto [video game]
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? Im 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. Were not sure which version of the game he was playing, but it doesnt 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 Rockstars 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.
I would never buy that kind of video. No way. I called (police) because if you dont respect your mother, what are you going to do in your life?
While im all for respecting your parents and following the rules, should 911 really be who you call when your kids dont 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 its time to dial that emergency number.
Prolly explains part of the problem.
a simple luggage lock through one of the prongs on the plug will usually do the trick.
Time to take the playstation away
A “father” would work, too.
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That was precisely my reaction.
Wire cutters work, too.
Bitches. And rotten mothers.
bad idea.. what happens when *I* want to play?
too much work to spice wires and take them apart again.
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.
we talking about your ex or mine? :P
The little brat is now mortified that the story is all over the newspapers. Good!!
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.
Strange world ping.
My fingernails need clipping. I guess I’ll call 911.
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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.
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.
Even the most brain dead publick skool kid can figure out how to connect aligator clips to the cord off an old lamp.
I can’t speak about yours, now can I? :)
Women in general who pull that crap. Like mine. And yours. :( Grrr.
That said, obviously he should obey his mother.
I was going to say,
“The father must have been out of town...”
It just shows you how the public has let government and idiots take over raising their own children.
GTA gets boring.
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]
“911, what is your emergency?”
“Yes, can you send another cop? I can’t get Officer Squantos to stop playing GTA now!”
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.
We never should have give him the cheat codes.
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.
My neighbor ran out of beer. 911.
That’s about right!
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap!
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.
I would say usually unnecessary. A rare and moderate whack on the bottom is needed just to get their attention sometimes.
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Yeah, I agree.
Hey, the kid should have called 911 back on her. She was disrupting his gaming. Very unkool.
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Not a hammer in the house, eh?
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LOL Call DHS! She's disrupting the homeland.
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