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A 6-year-old boy grabbed his father's cell phone before going to sleep and spent almost $1,000 on food orders


"Putting a child to bed isn't usually easy," his father said, "but he was surprisingly well behaved." "He didn't fight, say 'I'm hungry' or make things up to stay awake. I thought, 'Wow, this is amazing. And suddenly I hear the doorbell.”

"It was father-son time, we were watching TV, and Mason goes, 'Dad, can I use your phone?'" Keith Stonehouse told NBC News of his 6-year-old son.

"So I gave him my phone and said, 'You have 30 minutes,'" added the father from Chesterfield, near Detroit, Michigan.

The man told the Today program that his son often uses his cell phone to play with an educational app.

"Putting a 6-year-old to bed isn't usually easy," added Stonehouse, "but he was surprisingly well behaved."

“He didn't fight, say 'I'm hungry' or make things up to stay awake.

He just went to bed and I was like, 'Wow, this is amazing.

I wish mom was here to see it.'

And suddenly I hear the doorbell.

Mason Stonehouse.Courtesy of Keith Stonehouse via Today

Food started arriving at the house around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The recording of the home camera shows how above delivery after delivery to the door, as detailed by CNN.

The father thought at first that they were products for his wife's bakery business but he was wrong, but the packages began to accumulate.

"I said, 'What's going on? Why are you bringing me food,'" he asked a delivery man, according to WDIV-TV.

A 6-year-old Michigan boy was playing on his parent's cell phone before going to sleep when packages and packages of groceries began arriving at the house.

The little boy spent close to $1,000 on food through the food delivery app Grubhub without his parents noticing.

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Through the Grubhub app, the boy had spent nearly $1,000 on food orders: shrimp, salads, shawarma, chicken pita wraps, sandwiches, chili cheese fries and several orders of ice cream.

Ultimately, the father's bank sent out a possible fraud alert and blocked a $400 pizza order, CNN reported.

The father tried to stop the orders by speaking with the respective restaurants, but they forwarded him with Grubhub.

After learning of what had happened, the company contacted the family and offered them $1,000 in gift cards.

The food the boy ordered lasted several days, and they were able to share it with their neighbors.

The minor does not seem very remorseful, according to his father: "I was trying to explain to him that this was not good and he raised his hand and stopped me and said: 'Dad, the pepperoni pizzas are here,'" he told .

The man, he says, did not know whether to be angry or laugh.

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His parents explained that they tried to turn that incident into a lesson in money management: they grabbed his piggy bank and started withdrawing money;

one coin for the pizza, another for the shrimp and so on.

"We know that this money in your piggy bank means something to you ... [and] it's only a fraction of what you've spent," her mother, Kristin Stonehous, told CNN.

Source: telemundo

All news articles on 2023-02-02

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