Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/23/grand_theft_911/

US mum calls 911 over Grand Theft Auto

Teenage son refuses to stop gaming

By Lester Haines

Posted in Games, 23rd December 2009 10:04 GMT

A Boston mum whose 14-year-old son refused to stop playing Grand Theft Auto in the early hours called in the cops to put a stop to his late-night gaming.

The 911 call came at 2:30 am on Saturday morning, when the desperate parent explained that not only had her offspring resisted a maternal cease-and-desist order, but he also wouldn't go to bed and "walked around the house and turned on all the lights".

Two law enforcement operatives attended the scene and "persuaded the child* to obey his mother", as AP puts it.

Police spokesman Joe Zanoli described the call as "a little unusual", but conceded that "by no means is it surprising - especially in today's day and age when these kids play video games and computer games". ®

Bootnote

* It's lucky for him he doesn't live in Arkansas.