Middletownjournal.com reported the following news a few days ago:
A 17-year-old Fairfield Twp. teen pretended to be suicidal when he became frustrated with an online video game, Fairfield Twp. police reported.
According to officials, the teen was arrested Monday, Dec. 29, for inducing panic after patrol officers and medics responded to the boy’s home in the 3000 block of Pimlico Court. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.
The teen was having an online conversation with a representative of Blizzard Entertainment, an online video game company, when he typed that “he was suicidal and that the game is the only thing he has to live for,” according to the report.
The company representative called 911.
The juvenile told police it was a joke “to try to get what he wanted for the game,” according to the report. He was then handcuffed and placed in a patrol car. The boy was released to his father.
The boy is scheduled to appear in Butler County Juvenile court on Tuesday, Jan. 6