Submitted by Gekko 1146d ago | news

Father Takes Away Kid's Xbox, Kid Calls the Cops

A father tried to punish his son by taking away his beloved Xbox 360, so the son reportedly tried to punish his father by calling the cops on him and reporting it as a theft.

The incident happened over the weekend in Christchurch, New Zealand. The unidentified father and his 17-year-old son got into an argument over the teenager's bad grades and the father decided to confiscate his Xbox 360 because he puts in around two or three hours of game time a day and "puts it before everything else." (Culture)

Credit url: stuff.co.nz
« 1 2 »
SandWitch  +   1146d ago
Cool story
haymoza  +   1146d ago
, bro.
piroh  +   1146d ago
maybe his daddy turn off the xbox before save point
MiamiACR21  +   1146d ago
I'd call the head of National Security if that happened, Piroh.
HammadTheBeast   1146d ago | Trolling | show
C0MPUT3R   1146d ago | Trolling | show
MAJ0R  +   1146d ago
Either way way more people own an Xbox 360 so this kind of stuff is more likely to happen, or way more people who own an Xbox 360 are under the age of 13.

Not sure which one it is...
#1.1.5 (Edited 1146d ago ) | Agree(35) | Disagree(14) | Report
PS4_day1  +   1145d ago
thats the effect of raising the kids without stress, resposibilities, if I ever did something like that as a kid, I'd never see Xbox until I move out, kids like that need to be remainded what belt used to be for
Gaming101  +   1145d ago
lol the kid played 2-3 hours a day, people on here call that child's play, they play for 8-12 hours a day lol someone tell the kid's dad it could be wayyyyyy worse lmao
JellyJelly   1145d ago | Trolling | show
ALLWRONG   1145d ago | Trolling | show
pixelsword  +   1145d ago
@ Maj0r:

" more people own an Xbox 360 so this kind of stuff is more likely to happen..."

The difference in numbers isn't to the degree that the number of incidents should be that vast, I think that since more Americans own the 360, and America is a very violent country, I think that's the underlying cause for the incidents.
Shane Kim   1145d ago | Trolling | show
xursz  +   1145d ago
I see what you did there. That's a troll post. You're an Xbox fan. :]
sjaakiejj  +   1145d ago

Xbox 360 is more popular among kids at the "trouble age", Wii is more popular among younger kids (8-12) and the Ps3 is more popular among the (somewhat) more mature range 18-24. This is probably why you only see these types of stories about Xbox.

badz149  +   1145d ago
what a stupid stupid kid
seems like he has priority issues - gaming over parents and gaming over education!
SilentNegotiator  +   1145d ago
The father should be executed at dawn.
pixelsword  +   1144d ago
Day one, 8:15am:
Kid calls cops on me.

Day one, 8:15:05am:
Kicks son out of house, tells him to get a job, confiscates everything he did not buy with his own money including gifts, charges for any doctor, dentist, and other bills accumulated throughout his stay and gets it from the things he did buy with his money along. Puts a bill into hand of son for any remaining debt.

Day one, 8:18am:
Changes locks.

Day one, 8:20AM:
Goes back to bed.
#1.1.16 (Edited 1144d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report
ATi_Elite  +   1146d ago
Reads title: Cracks up laughing

Skims through article and sees that the kid is 17 and has bad grades: Good job parent!

Reads the part that says "Dad proud kid called the cops": WTF! I would of broken that 360 into a million pieces!

The nerve of that spoiled brat to call the cops on his dad when his dad just wants him to get good grades.
PoSTedUP  +   1146d ago
bad grades and only 3 hours of gaming a day? hardly a gamer... i dropped out in the 9th grade and played sometimes all day long. but then again i didn't really have a normal guardianship. not to worry tho i got my GED in a juvenile correctional facility and that got me into college where i currently reside and am doing well.
#1.2.1 (Edited 1146d ago ) | Agree(23) | Disagree(37) | Report
ImpliedDeception  +   1146d ago
I'm totally with you, funny you mention destroying it, as that was the first place my mind went.

If it were my kid, his PS3 would go into the pneumatic press at work, and I'd make him watch...

Edited because my punctuation sucks.
#1.2.2 (Edited 1146d ago ) | Agree(9) | Disagree(9) | Report
WeskerChildReborned  +   1146d ago
Yea, who the heck calls the police just cause their daddy took their xbox? Man people can just be weird today.
#1.2.3 (Edited 1146d ago ) | Agree(25) | Disagree(0) | Report
wages of sin  +   1146d ago

Congratulations man, that is a good thing. Turning your life around and doing what you need to do. A step in the positive direction is just that, positive.

Once again, congrats.
DragonKnight  +   1146d ago
Who the hell disagreed with wages of sin? Are there really trolls that bored that they would disagree with a statement of positive reinforcement about a person who is making strides to improve their life?

PoSTedUP  +   1146d ago
thank you wages i really appreciate that. you too dragon, words of encouragement give me a great feeling and is one of the the reasons im trying my best. it's been and still is a bumpy ride but im doing well now and trying to keep it that way. thanks again fellas bubble up, one luv and god bless.
dredgewalker  +   1145d ago
That is one of the most retarded things a son can do to his father. As a parent I think there's also something wrong with the way the child grew up in order to be able to do such a thing. My daughter loves to game but her grades never suffer because I always take the time to teach her.
Jio  +   1146d ago
8/10 would read again
2v1  +   1145d ago
another criminal
KUV1977  +   1145d ago
He probably had to call police since CSI and FBI hung ob in him.
Lior   1145d ago | Offensive
jc48573  +   1146d ago
17 years old?
WeskerChildReborned  +   1146d ago
I know....
M83_  +   1145d ago
What?!? I'm just turned 18 and my life is a bit of a mess right now but seriously?

This runt needs a good understanding of the world and growing a pair of balls once he finally enters puberty would go a long way in helping him.
Elderly_Cynic  +   1146d ago

Son still lives with father, and still plays his old, beat-up 360, because working the fryer at the local buger joint doesn't earn him enough money to pay rent or buy a new console... all because he thought gaming was more important than education.

Father looks at his son and regrets not confiscating console when son was 13. Writes a hastily scribbled suicide note...
MattyG  +   1146d ago
Wow that's a bit... dark, dontcha think?
HammadTheBeast  +   1146d ago
It was kinda funny up until the last sentence. Then it turned dark fast.
MattyG  +   1146d ago
@HammadTheOne yeah I was laughing and then was deeply disturbed hahah
NCAzrael  +   1146d ago
This is why I love having a dry, morbid sense of humor. Everyone else slowly backs away from a joke like that, claiming "wow, that's dark." I completed the thought in my head with "...takes son's 360 into the bathroom, plugs it in, stands in recently filled bath tub, and drops it."
Me-Time  +   1145d ago

Yea, but
people need to learn to keep things to themselves. That kind of joking is really serious for some people. It'll remind people of it if they've had someone leave in that way.
FredEffinChopin  +   1145d ago

I'm into dark humor, just not into dark failed-attempts at humor.
ACBAA  +   1146d ago
being educated doesnt mean you get a nice well paid job, where do you live?

on topic- "because he puts in around two or three hours of game time a day"

that's not even much to prevent you from studuying, what was the kid doing the rest of the day? i smell a horrible father
#3.2 (Edited 1146d ago ) | Agree(20) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
PoSTedUP  +   1146d ago
"being educated doesnt mean you get a nice well paid job, where do you live?"

it does 90% of the time in america, unless we're in a bad economy or you studied a field that isn't doing to well and isn't in demand.
JackBNimble  +   1145d ago
Being uneducated means you will NOT get a nice well paying job, unless you're a drug dealer or work in the oil patch.
#3.2.2 (Edited 1145d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(3) | Report
Hicken  +   1145d ago
NOT being well educated will definitely prevent you from getting a good job, but these days having a degree doesn't mean you won't still be dropping fries into vats of grease. Hell, one of my friends from high school has a Master's, and is currently delivering pizzas. Not a useless degree, either, but teaching. Went to school for seven+ years to deliver pizzas.

Yeah, America's great.

On topic: he'd never play games again. He might just have to find somewhere else to live, if he were my son. My parents took my PS1/SNES/PS2 away when i wasn't doing well in school(though I DID sneak and plug it in when they weren't around); if I had done something like call the cops, they would have waited for the police to arrive, and then beat me in their presence.
irepbtown  +   1145d ago
11% of Greece's homeless population have a university degree.

But still, being Educated will give you more of a chance to get a well paid job. Will someone become a doctor without good education?

Just an example.
JackBNimble  +   1145d ago
Ya man, ya... in the f*cken tube he goes... haha , so now his uneducated son can fend for himself. How long will his son last now, uneducated with no skills?

It's only a matter of time before the kid off's himself aswell... just f*cken do it already.
_Aarix_  +   1145d ago
I doubt a xbox or ps3 will last 10 years.
jacksonmichael  +   1146d ago
What a horrible name for a town.
PoSTedUP  +   1146d ago
gaden_malak  +   1145d ago
Stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
taquito   1146d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Unztayble  +   1146d ago
lol! little idiot. Funny story though, at least it wasn't one of those "Son Shoots Father For Taking Away Video Games" story.
silvacrest  +   1146d ago
well, at least the kid didn't kill anyone, that's how these stories usually go
karlowma  +   1146d ago
The real reason 360 controllers are wireless...
TekoIie  +   1146d ago
Haha, you deserve a bubble XD.
MidnytRain  +   1144d ago
OMG, brilliant, bubbles.
DarkZane  +   1146d ago
"The truly surprising part is the father's reaction: He told the paper he was "a little bit proud" of the lengths his kid took to get his gaming console back. I'm sure he'll make a great lawyer someday."

A lawyer with those kind of grades? Keep dreaming.
pixelsword  +   1144d ago
I think he meant "liar"...
GaryOak  +   1146d ago
Me:Take that Dad,I called the cops on you!
*The next day...*

Related image(s)
KingGrimmjow6  +   1146d ago
Wow really...
310dodo  +   1146d ago
i hope the dad pulled off his belt
made the kid (17) touch his toes and whooped his ass good!

calling the cops cause daddy took your xbox?
Brownghost  +   1146d ago
read the story, he was kinda proud
HammadTheBeast  +   1146d ago
Because telling reporters that he beat the little sh*ts ass doesn't float too well. $20 says that the belt came off...
Me-Time  +   1145d ago
FYI, beating your kids when they're really young can scar them, leaving them with emotional and social problems. Not saying the 17 yr old doesn't deserve to get smacked for being an idiot, but I'm talking about the child abuse that most people think is appropriate and even the only way to punish children.

Beating a defenseless elementary schooler is some barbaric ****. Parents/Fathers do it so their kids learn to respect them, but what does that teach? I really hope the "agrees" are only for people wanting to smack the 17 yr old dude and not for the "i hope the dad pulled off his belt" abuse. Again, I'm not saying the 17 yr old wouldn't deserve a kick in the nuts.

Oh, and I wasn't the one that disagreed with HammadTheOne. Not disagreeing with 310dodo completely either. I'm really only trying to inform. Remember when Americans used to think Blacks, Chinese, and Mexicans were inferior races in the past century? Well, wtf? Science (even though it's not needed) can prove that that's wrong. Psychology has grown to learn what I explained.

Loveline w/ Dr. Drew, people. I don't listen to it anymore, but I learned a lot from an MD and a recovering drug addict.
#11.2 (Edited 1145d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
310dodo  +   1145d ago
god damn sissy.

I was spanked with the belt like 6 times my whole life.

every time I did get the belt I deserved it.

go listen to loveline on kroq and get more knowledge you druggy lol
Majin-vegeta  +   1145d ago
*FYI, beating your kids when they're really young can scar them, leaving them with emotional and social problems.*

BS from the time i learned to talk and walk my parent's would beat my ass when i did something wrong.Mind you i'm Mexican so all those Mexicans know how are parent's are.They will beat our asses with whatever they can get their hands on Broom,Belt,flip flops etc...>_<.
Hicken  +   1145d ago
Let's hope you don't have kids, Me-Time. Not giving a child physical discipline at a young age is why we have older kids controlling their parents. I'm just sad that the days of social punishment- when your neighbor would whoop your ass in your parents' stead- is gone. Children now think they can get away with whatever, whenever. And this "hitting them is wrong" mentality is the problem.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1146d ago
Where is that dad who emptied his 45 into his daughter's laptop then made her pay for the bullets?
Brownghost  +   1146d ago
the retarded thing is he did the same thing she did, vent his anger online
DragonKnight  +   1146d ago
Which he did to teach her the lesson about how doing something like online is inappropriate and embarrassing.
NCAzrael  +   1146d ago
Actually I think that was more to publicly humiliate her and teach her that some things she should keep off the internet. If my daughter ever bitched to all of her friends in a public forum of some sort (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc) about her mother or I disciplining her for something she did wrong, I'd make damn sure to respond in a very public way to let her and her friends know how much trouble she was in.
Brownghost  +   1146d ago
surprised at the fathers reaction
banned_nope   1146d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1146d ago
dam fanboys got their puss*'s wet wit this one. hahaha
BX81  +   1145d ago
The rest of the title shouldv'e read. " Father beats sons ass in front of the cops".
Bonerboy  +   1145d ago
Little jack-ass also needs a few cuffs up-side the head.
leogets  +   1145d ago
the whackiest one i heard a few years ago was this 7 year old brutally killed hes mum and dad in their sleep thinking they would respawn.apparently he was addicted to halo. go figure lmao
Tzuno  +   1145d ago
never mess with the 360 you hear me...........
segamon  +   1145d ago
stupid kid and a pathetic father. perhaps next time his stupid statement will turn on him then we'll hear again how he truly think about it.
BIGBOSS08   1145d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
violent80sarcade82  +   1145d ago
Wow the nerve of the spoiled little brat!
Zha1tan  +   1145d ago
Alpha dad response.
Dojan123  +   1145d ago
17 yr old calling the cops..... wow this kid should not be allowed out in society.
PooEgg  +   1145d ago
When a 12 year old does something like this it is funny, because they might not know any better, but having a 17 year old do this is just sad.
#25 (Edited 1145d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
SavageKuma  +   1145d ago
There is going to be an ass kicking in this kids future!
nik666uk  +   1145d ago
in other news, i had chicken for dinner and it was a tad on the dry side i thought!
SephirothX21  +   1145d ago
His grades were bad. Study first, play later or you'll end up sweeping the streets or doing some other unskilled job.
Plagasx  +   1145d ago
I swear, the Xbox brings out the stupidity in kids these days...
CanadianTurtle  +   1145d ago
That dad should've taken away his computer as well. I can't stand kids who get bad grades and still think it's okay for them to play games 24/7
#30 (Edited 1145d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
« 1 2 »

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Dishonored Defintive Edition Review | The Game Bolt

41m ago - When Dishonored originally came out in 2012, it was Brett's favorite game of the year. He loved i... | PS4

Gears of War Ultimate Edition | PressA2Join

41m ago - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is the latest example of Microsoft beginning to realise that they... | Xbox One

Top 5 Games To Play in September

Now - August was a great month with many good games. Let's see if this month's game releases can deliver the same amount of excitement... | Promoted post

Review: Mad Max - Gaming PC Forum

41m ago - FreakOrama writes: "The more I played Mad Max the more I liked it, and if I wanted to play the ga... | PC

Review: Blues and Bullets: Episode 1 - Gorgeous and thrilling - Gaming Boulevard

41m ago - The guys of Gaming Boulevard wrote a review of the first episode of Blues and Bullets. | PC

Madden NFL 16 Review | Twinfinite

42m ago - Madden NFL 16 is great, but not yet elite. Technical problems and longstanding authenticity issue... | Xbox 360