Court Bans Wisc. Teen From Playing Video Games

A Wisconsin teen has managed to get himself officially banned from playing video games. According to multiple reports, Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch ordered 17-year-old Jeffery A. Ehlers of Mount Pleasant to pay a $250 signature bond and ordered him to not play video games or have "violent contact" with his family. Ehlers made his first court appearance on Monday answering charges of disorderly conduct. He is being charged as an adult.

The charges stem from an incident on Sunday when his mom told him to stop playing his PS3 and put him in a "time out" because he became violent when he played them. When he wouldn't listen she unplugged the game system and he became agitated, slamming his door multiple times, throwing things in his room, hurling obscenities at her, and pushing her, according to police.

Ehler's mother ultimately called police and he was arrested. She tells police that her son is addicted to video games and she has asked him multiple times to stop playing because he becomes violent. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Ehlers could face up to 90 days in jail. The teen is due back in court Oct. 24. His legal court-appointed counsel entered a not guilty plea.


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