In Northern Ireland, a 13-year-old boy was hauled before a judge to answer for a string of burglaries. The judge asked to know what among the boy’s possessions matter most to him. The Xbox 360, the lad replied. Dumbass.
When judges ask a thing like this, they mean to trick you, young criminal. And now the gaming console has been confiscated, to be returned to him “when the charges are disposed of”.
The unnamed boy faced five counts of burglary for allegedly stealing two electric drills and a mobile phone from four locations, including a high school and shopping centre, between March and May. The judge also ordered that he be “electronically tagged”. Ouch.