Children and mobile phones - that can quickly go wrong. Keith Stonehouse also had to recognize this, for whom his son's short screen time brought him a fat bill. The American from the state of Michigan reported on Facebook that he had let his son Mason play with his cell phone before bed. It would have been better if he hadn't done that, because the six-year-old quickly went on a shopping spree with the phone.
When the first delivery service rang his doorbell without having ordered anything, Stonehouse thought it was a mistake, but as others arrived he became more and more puzzled. "One car came after the other. When one left the driveway, another came," he told the MLive portal. Mason used an app on his father's phone to order food from delivery services around the city. Cost point: almost 1500 US dollars.
Shrimp, fries, pizza, ice cream, rice, salad - the boy had ordered everything he craved. And he was evidently not aware of any injustice. "When I put two and two together and spoke to him, he had the audacity to ask me if the pepperoni pizza was there yet," the father wrote on Facebook. "I almost lost my mind."
After all, at some point the bank sensed inconsistencies because the order was so huge and canceled the order on suspicion of fraud. The boy had ordered pizza from a delivery service for a whopping $439. For the rest of the dishes, however, his father had to pay willy-nilly, so the bill came to around $1,000.
In the meantime, that evening he didn't know whether to laugh or cry, his father admitted. But the story had a happy ending for Keith Stonehouse and his family. They shared the vast amounts of food with neighbors so that nothing went bad. And when the delivery app that Mason had been using so excessively found out about the incident, she issued the family a $1,000 coupon — so the money wasn't lost entirely either.
He and his wife are glad that their son only ordered food and no car, summed up Keith Stonehouse. However, it is also clear that the six-year-old is initially banned from using mobile phones for an indefinite period.
Sources: Keith Stonehouse on Facebook / Good Morning America / MLive.com