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Police: Fla. teen attacks parents after being told to stop playing video game

The teenage boy admitted to attacking his mother and stepfather with a golf club

By David J. Neal
Miami Herald

MIAMI — A teenager who wanted to keep playing video games attacked his mother and stepfather with a golf club, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said, an attack that included trying to stab the stepfather with the golf club.

The teenage boy was charged with domestic violence battery on his mother and felony domestic violence-related aggravated battery on his stepfather.

Because he is a juvenile, no names were released in the sheriff’s office description of last Tuesday’s family fight in a Destin home, which the agency said came from what the boy told deputies.

Deputies said the teen admitted that his mother wanted him to stop playing a video game involving other players and talk to her. When he didn’t, she brought the golf club into play by threatening to smash the video game console. The teenager grabbed the golf club and began pushing his mother with it, according to the report.

When the stepfather tried to stop the pushing, the teenager began hitting him with the golf club. When the club broke in half, the teen then tried to stab his stepfather with the broken end, but “it didn’t work,” the teen told deputies.

The stepfather drove himself to medical care, the sheriff’s office said.

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