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A US woman has inflicted the ultimate punishment on her errant 13-year-old son and sold his PS2 on eBay.

The teen ne'er-do-well apparently ran amok in the Arkansas household - his misdemeanours include drinking Dad's beer and a bottle of 1995 Dom Perignon champagne - and as a result dear old Ma deployed the big, big stick. As she herself puts it:

SO CHILDREN LISTEN UP DO NOT DISRESPECT YPUR PARENTS YOUR FRIENDS OR YOURSELF BECAUSE US PARENTS ARE SMARTER THAN YOU AND WE WILL FIND OUT ABOUT ANY AND ALL THINGS YOU TRY TO HIDE.

The device in question was secured for $122.50 when the auction ended on 31 May. The cash will certainly go some way towards the parents recouping the $177 mum reckons the boy's drunken shenanigans have cost. Obstreperous teenagers, take note. ®

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Since you can get a new PS2 for not much more than the winning bidder paid for the second-hand example, we can only assume that he or she is another long-suffering parent who's reached into the pocket through solidarity. Either that or he's the original owner using a credit card he stole from dad's wallet while drunk.

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