Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): An exasperated mum called in the police after her son refused to put down his gaming console.
Angela Mejia, 49, was tired of seeing her 14-year-old son sitting for hours and playing Grand Theft Auto, a game with a violent theme.
And she could bear it no more when she found her son, one of the four children that she's raising alone, stuck with the game at 2:30 a.m, in spite of having asked him to go to sleep hours ago.
"I woke up in the middle of the night and saw the light on in his bedroom," the Daily Telegraph quoted Mejia, as saying.
She continued: "Sometimes I want to run away, too," Mejia said, breaking down in tears in her immaculate apartment.
"I have support from my church, but I'm alone. I want to help my son, but I can't find a way."
After an argument with her son, Mejia unplugged the PlayStation and dialed 000.
Cops came in and talked the boy into leaving the game and going to sleep.
The boy told the Boston Herald: "They (police) were just like, "Chill out. Go to bed."
Mejia said she was not against all games but did not want her son to play Grand Theft Auto.
She added: "I would never buy that kind of video. No way. I called (police) because if you don't respect your mother, what are you going to do in your life?" (ANI)