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Teen Dials 911 In Response To Holiday PSN/Live Outage

And this is precisely why we shouldn't teach our children that the Internet is about as essential as breathable air.

Over the Christmas holiday, the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live networks suffered outages due to DDoS attacks. Currently, the FBI is investigating hacker group Lizard Squad.

Gamers were none too happy but it's unlikely that any would deem the situation an "emergency." One kid did, though: According to a WPTV report, a teenager in Palm Beach County called 911 about the incident and asked, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?"

The dispatcher told the caller to check with Sony and Microsoft and authorities simply replied:

"Last time I checked, that wasn't an emergency. Try going outside or read a book."

Two things kids don't really do anymore, and two of the biggest reasons why we're going down the tubes.

Tags: playstation network, psn, psn outage

12/31/2014 11:33:13 AM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 11:46:47 AM
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this ranks up there with the person who called 911 from the drive thru of McDonald's because they were out of like Chicken Nuggets or something.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 2:23:07 PM

Lol I remember that.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 3:26:23 PM

Dude, people have called 911 because FB was down. Let that sink in.

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tes37
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 12:50:20 PM
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I'm glad my daughter doesn't care for playing online. She's not an idiot and would never make such a call, but she could be exposed to these people who have a warped sense of thinking.

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 1:20:46 PM
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He didn't call Sony/Microsoft or the internet connection provider but 911?

I don't even know what to say.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 2:22:36 PM
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My goodness....

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souljah92
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 4:07:56 PM
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And this parents is why you beat your kids.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 11:23:07 PM

You're an idiot.

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souljah92
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 11:31:55 PM

you're mother was clearly an idiot

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 3:53:38 AM

don't yeah mean rod of correction or punishment not beating up

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souljah92
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 7:20:57 AM

well you have to be some kind of retard to not realize i didn't mean go beat the living crap out of your kid

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 11:07:43 AM

You're an idiot. I know you think I'm trying to be mean. I'm doing you a favour. If you don't know you're an idiot, I hope you realize soon.

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souljah92
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 11:38:55 AM

Whatever you say turd burglar

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 12:39:17 PM

I've never said, "turd burglar" in my life. What are you talking about?

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souljah92
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 2:26:25 PM

You're an idiot

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Lone Wanderer
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 4:48:27 PM
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I've lost my faith in humanity...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 10:45:03 PM
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There's almost definitely more going on here than a cranky teenager.

I would not be even a little bit surprised if it turned out that youth had FAS. And I'm not making a joke. It honestly sounds exactly like someone with FAS might actually do.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 3:51:59 AM
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yup these kiddies aren't from the 90's or even early 00's they are late 00's and ealir 10's so they have no idea what going outside and play soccer or tag or ball tag or bull rush is like or what a good book is like i guess i'm still a bit old school cos thats what it was like for growing up and now a young adult i can appriciate the era in which i grew up in was a really good one we got the best of everything and as well as 80's kids and the kids growing up these days don't have that and for them i feel sorry,oh and since when is a network going out a police problem anyway like she said the kids should learn to do some else i have and still do there are offline single player games as well you know but watever some one has got to teach some of these kids which way is up a bit bettter

happy gaming

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 11:08:42 AM
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How is no one else's reaction to assume cognitive or mental health disability?

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xnonsuchx
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 5:26:54 PM
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Adventures in bad parenting, most likely.

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