The refusal of a 14-year old to turn off his videogame system in the wee hours of the night resulted in his mother calling 911.
The Boston Herald has the story, which begins with 49-year old Angela Mejia noticing a light on in her son’s room around 2:30 AM on Saturday, hours after she apparently told him to go sleep. Finding him playing a videogame, she called 911 rather than simply turning off the videogame console. Police responded, told the boy to “Chill out” and to “Go to Bed,” which the boy then did.
The boy was playing a version of Grand Theft Auto, which the mother, further demonstrating her lack of prowess in the parental arena, rightfully disapproved of. Mejia said she has no problem with sports videogames, but said about GTA, ““I would never buy that kind of video. No way.”
Grand Theft Childhood co-author Lawrence Kutner even weighed in a quote for the piece, saying, “Clearly, it’s a very, very rare situation for someone to call the cops. That she went to the extreme of calling the police tells me more about her level of frustration than anything else.”
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