State Takes Woman’s Kids Because of ‘Online Computer Game Addiction,’ Being a Terrible Person

A Pennsylvania woman lost custody of her six kids to the state because they were allegedly living in deplorable conditions. According to her husband, the woman was neglecting her children because she was addicted to “online computer games,” and not just a terrible, terrible human being.

Police told news station WXPI all the kids of Elizabeth Ruffner are about 11 years old or younger, and that they house they were living in was littered with “animal waste” and was otherwise disgusting. There was also little to no food in the house for them and they were sleeping on a bare mattress.

The kids are currently in the custody of Child Protective Services, and police are working on charging Ruffner with child endangerment.

WXPI doesn’t say what game Ruffner is supposedly addicted to, but it does use footage of Grand Theft Auto IV. I kind of doubt that’s the game — my money’s on Farmville. People need to lay off that game. Also, if the kids have a stepfather who knows about this woman’s addiction, why’s the house still in such child-neglectful shape?

Also, what the hell is up with awful people and video games in Pennsylvania lately?

Via Kotaku.

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1 Comment on State Takes Woman’s Kids Because of ‘Online Computer Game Addiction,’ Being a Terrible Person

khawla

On January 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

verryyyyy nice