12-Year Old Boy Runs Away From Home After Parents Take WoW Away
What kind of evil parents would take World of Warcraft away from their 12-year old son? Just kidding! Any kid who would run away from home because their parents took away their video game probably needed it taken away. Personally, I see nothing wrong with adults being addicted to video games, but at 12 you should probably have plenty of other things to do in addition to playing games.
Growing up, I was restricted to about 30 minutes a day for video game time, and although I didn’t like it, I have to appreciate that my parents kept things under control. My complete addiction to games didn’t come full circle until I was in my 20s. I also have to consider the fact that it took less time to beat games back in the old days. 30 minutes was plenty of time to beat most games if you had the skills.
A 12-year-old boy from California reportedly ran away from home after his parents took away his World of Warcraft video game.
â€œWe were so worried about him. We couldnâ€™t find him anywhere,â€ said mother Dorothy Rollins about her sonâ€™s disappearance.
â€œWe called everyone, our neighbors, his friends. Nobody had a clue about where he could be,â€ she said.
According to Stanton Weekly, the parents of 12-year-old Damien Rollins decided to take away his World of Warcraft video game after they say he became addicted to it. That night, the 12-year-old apparently left his room and vanished.
â€œHe got it [WoW] for his birthday and hasnâ€™t stopped playing it since,â€ said Damienâ€™s father, Thomas Rollins.
â€œIt got to the point at which he would play all day and throughout the night. More than 15 hours nonstop sometimes,â€ said Dorothy.
After looking for hours, the parents finally gave up and called the local authorities. When police arrived, Dorothy received a phone call from her son.
After his World of Warcraft was taken away, Damien apparently became upset and stayed in hiding at a friendâ€™s backyard before making the call home.
Damien was returned home soon after and reunited with his parents.
â€œHeâ€™s learned his lesson. Weâ€™ll let him play the game occasionally, but not for hours and hours at a time,â€ Dorothy said.
Via Game Rush