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Teens Drug Parents To Get Web Access 505

Posted by samzenpus
from the grounded-for-life dept.
linuxwrangler writes "Two teens are behind bars after hatching a plan that involved drugging milkshakes they gave to the parents of one of the kids. The parents were suspicious after waking groggy the next day, and used a home drug-test on one of the remaining drinks. The teens came up with the plan in order to avoid their 10pm Internet curfew."
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Teens Drug Parents To Get Web Access

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:02AM (#42471493)

    brings all the web to the night, damn right.

  • Wow (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Murdoch5 (1563847) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:02AM (#42471501)
    She drugs her parents to surf the web......... I'm guessing video games will get blamed for this.
    • Re:Wow (Score:5, Funny)

      by slashmydots (2189826) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:13AM (#42471575)
      I believe the article did in fact say that the parents failed their saving throws against poison so indeed, it was based on DDO.
    • Re:Wow (Score:5, Insightful)

      by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:31AM (#42471721)

      I'm guessing video games will get blamed for this.

      Of course. That and milk.

    • Yes. Dr. Mario is the root of all evil in this world.

    • Re:Wow (Score:5, Interesting)

      by aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) on Friday January 04, 2013 @02:23AM (#42472519)

      No, blame Hollywood. This sounds like the plot of some kiddie adventure movie where the kids have to sneak out of the house/dorm to save the world. Put the clueless/unsympathetic adults to bed with drugs or the Harry Potter equivalent of such. That, or she's a big Bart Simpson fan.

    • Haven't RTFA, can someone explain to me why these kids are behind bars, who do I blame for that?
      • by mellon (7048)

        They are behind bars as the result of an illegal drug search by civilians, followed by collusion with some cops. No doubt in the end justice will be served, and the family will move to Amish country and renounce most technology invented after 1850.

  • by Stoutlimb (143245) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:05AM (#42471525)

    Any bets they will get web access in the juvenile detention centre?

    • They can't even keep heroin out of prisons, how hard can it be to sneak a mobile phone in there?

  • by Nyder (754090) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:12AM (#42471571) Journal

    the groggy feeling of being drugged the night before, or that knowing your daughter doesn't have a problem doing stuff like this to you.

  • by arielCo (995647) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:31AM (#42471717)

    I know this is an old peeve, but still: this story is about kids drugging parents to get $THING. Is it on /. only because $THING == Internet?

    • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:44AM (#42472297)

      I dunno, you have to admit there's an "ingenuity with chemistry at home" angle that might qualify this for Slashdot anyway.

      (Obligatory for mods with no sense of humor: Not that this sort of thing should be celebrated. Drugging people against their will is bad. Don't do it unless your curfew is really unreasonable, like eight o'clock.)

  • Shouldn't have been running bit-torrent while daddy was playing CoD. Who doesn't wanna have someone thrown in jail for lagging their connection?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:43AM (#42471845)

    A few years ago, some people I know figured out that their teen-aged son was setting an alarm clock for 2:00 in the morning, and getting up and playing StarCraft on the Internet for a few hours and then going back to bed.

    They weren't sure what was up, for a while, but they did notice he seemed like he wasn't well rested and his school teachers were noticing as well. He wasn't an A+ student to start with and this really wasn't helping his grades.

    Hmm, maybe Blizzard should have made an ad featuring him. "StarCraft: it's better than sleep!"

    • by Andy Prough (2730467) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:51AM (#42471905)
      Yeah - I think you just described nearly every teenaged son alive.
      • by tibit (1762298)

        I was the same, except that back then it was playing with Turbo Pascal 3 on a CP/M machine :)

    • by Terrasque (796014) on Friday January 04, 2013 @05:56AM (#42473367) Homepage Journal

      A friend of mine had an alarm clock for when he should go to bed. When forgetting to set that, he sat playing all night and got interrupted by the normal alarm clock instead, telling him it was time to go to school.

      And yes, this was Starcraft, too.

    • by Alioth (221270)

      In the late 80s, after I got banned from using the modem playing MUDs (by running up a rather large phone bill - at that time in this country *ALL* phone calls were charged per minute - well, actually per 5 minutes because the equipment was still electromechanical Strowger switches and could only charge by the 'unit', and one unit lasted 5 minutes for an off-peak local call) I used to get up a 5.30 am twice a week to play for half an hour. I figured one hour off-peak local call per week would go un-noticed

  • by Grayhand (2610049) on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:10AM (#42472077)
    A nice plate of Exlax brownies should solve the problem. It has the added benefit of them being afraid of asking for dessert. Just slip a few in their lunch bags so they kick in right around the time of the big Physics test.
  • Trusting parents (Score:5, Insightful)

    by BitZtream (692029) on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:24AM (#42472175)

    Does it not surprise anyone else that one of their first thoughts was to drug test the milkshake?

    I can not possibly imagine waking up groggy and at any point thinking 'Was I drugged?!?!?!'

    • by thegarbz (1787294)

      Maybe, maybe not. We're making a bunch of assumptions.

      Here's a thought. There's a bunch of kids who already have a curfew. Why do they have this curfew? The parent's first reaction was to call the cops. Who does this to kids? A surprised parents or the parents who have finally thought that this was the last straw? Could it be because the kids are psychotic to begin with?

      It's not much of a stretch to imagine that these kids are a nightmere, and if so doing something kind like making their parents a milkshake

    • by Inda (580031) <slash.20.inda@spamgourmet.com> on Friday January 04, 2013 @05:36AM (#42473283) Journal
      If my daughter offered me a drink in the evening I would be immediately suspicious. It's my job.

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