Police: Teens Drugged Parents to Use Internet Past Curfew
SACRAMENTO — Two teenage girls were arrested in Northern California this week after they used sleeping pill-laced milkshakes to drug one girl’s parents because they wouldn’t let her use the Internet past 10 p.m., police said.
The incident unfolded in Rocklin — about 20 miles northwest of Sacramento — the night of Dec. 28, when the parents fell asleep about an hour after drinking milkshakes their 16-year-old daughter and her 15-year-old friend brought them from a fast food restaurant, Rocklin police Lt. Lon Milka said Thursday.
The parents woke up in the middle of the night feeling “really groggy” with “hangover symptoms,” Milka said, but had not been drinking.
When they woke up again the next morning, they still felt “really odd,” Milka said, and “figured that something was wrong.”
The couple went to the Rocklin police station and picked up $5 drug kits typically used by parents to drug test their children, Milka said.
After the tests picked up traces of drugs, the parents contacted authorities and brought their daughter to the police station.
Investigators later learned the girls crushed prescription sleeping pills and put them in the milkshakes so the parents would fall asleep and they could use the Internet past the 10 p.m. curfew.
“Mom and Dad had the Internet cut off nightly at 10 p.m.,” Milka said. “The daughter wanted to use it past 10 because I guess they’re like most teenagers and the Internet is their life.”
The parents didn’t end up drinking all of the milkshakes because it was “kind of gritty” and “really funny tasting,” Milka said.
The girls, whose names were not released because of their ages, were booked on Dec. 31 in Placer County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical into food.
Milka said it would be up to prosecutors to decide whether charges would be filed.
Milka said it was unclear what websites the girls accessed while the parents were asleep.
“It’s the first I’ve ever heard of it,” he said. “Kids are crazy these days.”
Police station drug kit = $5. ER if they are middle class Americans = $5000.
Enough pills to make a milkshake gritty sounds like attempted murder.
They need to do some time behind bars.
When I was pissed at my mom growing up, all I did was write emo driven anger missives in my Kurt Cobain influenced journal.
LMAO...That is too funny. Teach them freeper parents to violate their kid's rights. What kind of parent won't let a 15 year old use the Internet after 10pm.
I bet they got high and are blaming their kids for it.
R13's breasts are uneven in size.
But MOM!!!! I want to meet a sexual predator!!! Don't you GET IT????
The kids were 15 years old, they got a couple of pills from their friend's (who was 16) parents.
Now how do a "Couple of pills" make a milkshake "taste grainy" much less leave someone drugged out.
The parents are making something up here.
R16, I don't think it is the parents who are making things up.
This internet addition is too much. What do you have to do put a lock on the fuse box to get these kids off it.
Did the two girls think that the diry movies only show after 10pm?
R16, I agree that the story is odd.
If their milkshakes tasted bitter and off, why did they keep eating them? I would have stopped at the first bitter, gritty bite.
Those parents were lucky. Liza on the other hand hogged all the pills for herself.
So let me get this straight: Mom and Dad are so bad at parenting that they turn out kids that drug them. They go to police station for testing the next day and then they turn in their own children who may go to jail. Classy! Good job mom and dad!
It sounds like an EST
Only one kid belonged to the drugged peopl.
This is why I always had food tasters when the kids were growing up.
Seems to me the parents were suspicious at least, that the kid doctored the milkshake. Bet they've had other problems with their kid.
I agree it's odd to go to the police station instead of the hospital. Yes the ER is expensive, but let's say you got a milk shake from McDonalds and it tasted wrong and gritty and you couldn't drink it, then you feel strange and sickish and groggy?
What if McDonald's accidentally put some cleaning compound in the milkshakes and you were poisoned. So you'd go to the ER first, right? These parents knew something was wrong. I hope the cops and the court scare the living crap out of the kids. If they try something like that, they will do other more extreme things as they get older.
When I was their age, my Nazi parents expected me to be IN BED at 10:00. Had there been an internet then, I sure as hell wouldn't have been using it very much. Is this family genuine "trash" or just what passes for "middle class" these days.
I would never waste any drugs on my parents
My sister-in-law and by brother keep the only computer in the house in the family room. THey have two kids. If they need to use the computer for school or if they want to visit with friends, they have to do it in plain sight and only during specific hours. They take turns and they schedule time for homework or research. My two nephews are twelve and 14.
Am I the only one who thinks the kids should not be charged with anything?
Addicted to the Internet, too
The kids were probably acting strange to make the parents suspicious. It also says they didn't finish their shakes, r20
What a nice, boring little fundie family, R29. But how does daddy look at porn?