Four-Year-Old Gets Game, Finds Bag Of Weed

A four year-old boy in the United Kingdom was chuffed to bits when his dad bought him an Xbox 360 game. He wasn't quite sure what to do with the bag of weed he found inside.

Riley Brown, from Littlehampton in West Sussex, England, was bought a copy of Fight Night Round 4 by his father, Andy, who is 30. It had been bought second-hand a Blockbuster store. But when they opened the box, a report in the Sun (I know, I know) claims that a small bag, containing marijuana spun with an amount of tobacco, was waiting inside, presumably from one of the video store's previous customers.

"He'd only been playing the game 10 minutes when he came down with the bag in his hand and asked, 'Daddy, what's this?'", Andy says. "I checked and realised. I was horrified and took it off him straight away."

"But what if he'd thought it was sweets and started munching away? It doesn't bear thinking about."

Well, it does. He might have asked for a copy of Viva Pinata instead.

Boy of 4 in Xbox game drugs find [The Sun]


    Erm whats a 4 year old doing with a boxing game?

      Yeah, good point. I'm 28 and Fight Night is too violent for me. Those slow motion knockouts where you can see their teeth rattling around in their skulls... Ugh, it gives me nightmares.

    Yeah, this would suck if you were a parent, but look at the rating he's trying to cover up, I bet it's at least a pegi 16 rating. It's definately rated MA here in Aus so why would a responsible parent give it to a 4 year old?

      PEGI: 16+

      ...Parenting Fail..

    Too quick to assume we're talking about a responsible parent. Heaps of parents buy GTA for their 7 year olds, even if you tell them what's in the game.

    Yeah I have to say, my son's 6 and the most I've introduced him to is Twilight Princess. Everything else is crash bandicoot and digimon. Most definately not fight night.

    That's insane.

    I should buy games at Blockbuster more often =D

    Pleased to see that everybody spotted the rating issue. I thought it was just me until I read the comments.

    a) The Sun is a horrible newspaper, nothing in it can be believed! Hell, the 3rd page has topless women on it - not exactly a paper that prides itself on quality journalism.

    b) If there is any truth to this story, why didn't anyone at Blockbuster discover this? Do they just have their second hand games already boxed up and ready to go? Most places have the games separate and put them in the case when someone buys them. The whole thing reeks of BS.

    How dumb is that parent, seriously:

    1. He rents his four year old kid an adult and violent video game, having a 15-18 year old restricted rating.

    2. He thinks his child would mistake marijuana for candy.

    Look I know kids have a different mindset but I'm pretty damn sure a kid wouldn't mistake some weed for candy. Probably just think its ... well... dried weeds in a bag.

    I don't know about you, but that bag of supposed weed/tobacco mix seems a little empty really. Theres not enough there to roll a decent joint!

    I think the parent rolled a few joints himself before this was released to the media.

    This is Britain we are talking about. I'm surprised the kid didn't play the game, smoke the weed, then go next door and have sex with his 16 yo neighbour.

    Father Fail.

    If there was enough tobacco, it could have killed him. At the very least he might have become addicted to nicotine. Very very dangerous stuff.

Join the discussion!