Mom Calls Cops on Grand Theft Auto-Addled Teen

Boston police talk boy into shutting off PlayStation
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 5:02 PM CST
Mom Calls Cops on Grand Theft Auto -Addled Teen
In this photo released by Rockstar Games shows a scene from Grand Theft Auto IV.   (AP Photo/Rockstar Games)

A Boston teen's excessive video game playing caused his mom to call 911 this weekend. Angela Mejia awoke at 2:30am to find her son still playing Grand Theft Auto IV, so she unplugged his PlayStation. "I want to help my son, but I can’t find a way," lamented the stressed-out mom. The video-addled 14-year-old argued, so she called the cops, who managed to persuade the son to hit pause on his life of virtual crime.

“They were just like, ‘Chill out. Go to bed,’ ” Mejia's son told the Boston Herald. Said his mom: "I called because if you don’t respect your mother, what are you going to do in your life?"
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