Teen calls 911 after parents take away Xbox

Updated 11/18/2009 7:02 PM

A Buffalo Grove teen was having fun, fun, fun until his parents took his video game system away.

So the unhappy 15-year-old dialed 911 around 12:50 p.m. Sunday to complain to police about his parents confiscating his Microsoft Xbox 360 as punishment.


"The Xbox caper started out as a 911 hang-up call," Buffalo Grove police Cmdr. Steve Husak said.

Police traced the call and sent an officer to the house where the teen inquired whether his parents had a legal right to take away his system.

Police then "advised him that he needed to listen to his parents," police reports said.

There's no indication of why the video game system was taken away or what the teen was playing. The Xbox, along with other up-to-date video game systems, include parental controls which can lock the system and prevent a child from playing.

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