Two girls accused of trashing the New Smyrna Beach, Florida home of Chick-fil-A restaurant chain founder S. Truett Cathy will be banned from video games as part of their punishment.
The girls, who caused $30,000 in damage are also banned from watching TV, must read a good book and complete a writing assignment. From the Associated Press:
In a deal Cathy worked out with their parents, the girls must write "I will not vandalize other people’s property" 1,000 times… the pre-teens broke into Cathy’s Florida home two weeks ago and sprayed fire extinguishers, threw eggs and left water running in the kitchen.
The 87-year-old Cathy… said he didn’t want to prosecute the girls and leave them with a criminal record.
GP: There’s no clear reason why video games were banned. It’s likely the old-school notion that they somehow promote sloth. All in all, however, this is a very forgiving arrangement by Mr. Cathy. After all, the girls could have been made to eat at Chick-fil-A. Now that’s punishment…