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This Could Be a Sign That America's Youth Are Way Too Addicted to the Internet


Prescription drugs, milkshakes and conspiracy

(NBC Los Angeles)

Unhappy about her parents' Internet ban after 10 p.m., a teenage daughter and her friend allegedly spiked the parents milkshakes so they could get on the web after hours, according to police.

On Dec. 28, the teens reportedly went out to get their parents some milkshakes with bad intentions. The incident occurred in Rocklin, Calif., a city of roughly 60,000 people.

"The 16-year-old daughter and her (15-year-old) friend were at a house in Rocklin and they say, 'hey mom and dad, how about we get you some milkshakes?' They go to a local fast food restaurant and get some milkshakes," Rocklin Police Department Lt. Lon Milka said Thursday.

The two teens dropped some type of anti-anxiety medicine into the shakes and gave them to the parents, according to Milka. The parents finished about a quarter of the milkshakes before realizing they "tasted funny" and had a "gritty feel." They poured the rest out, but ended up passing out about an hour later, police said.

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The parents awoke with hangover symptoms, Milka said.

"They kind of put two and two together, and they said their daughter had wanted Internet access after 10 p.m., the time it was automatically cut off at their house," Milka said.

The daughter had described the family's Internet policy as "too strict," according to investigators.

After taking a urine drug test from Rocklin police, the parents "believed they got a positive," and brought their daughter in for questioning, Milka said.

That's right, the parents turned them into the cops. The teen girls, whose names were not released, were booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of "willfully mingling a pharmaceutical into food and conspiracy," the report adds.

The incident sheds some light on just how addicted America's youth seems to have become to technology and the Internet. These teens went as far as drugging their parents just so they could get online for a few extra hours.

On his radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck compared America's addiction to technology to alcoholism. Watch the segment via TheBlazeTV below:

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