McKenzie is an 11 year old girl. Her father says she’s a “damn good cook” and makes mashed potatoes that melt in your mouth. She can also field strip an AR-15 in under a minute.
She’s said to be popular with the boys in her class, especially when she sends notes asking
“Do you like me?” [ ] Yes [ ] No
While McKenzie was practicing her field stripping skills, so were three 13 year old girls from Dunbar Middle School in Fort Myers, Fl. Their victim was an unidentified 11 year old who attended Ray Pottorf Elementary School.
“He stopped to chat with a friend, and they thought it would be funny.” said the boy’s mother.
While one girl records the assault, two of the 13 year old girls attacked the boy, knocking him to the ground. One of the girls held him down by his arms, while the other pulled off his bathing suit. The boy is heard frantically asking them to stop.
The event was posted to Youtube. The boy’s mother first heard about it when her older son told her that friends at school showed him the video.
“Nobody cares, nobody cares,” the mother said. “If this was my son doing it to a little girl there would have been lights and sirens at my door.”
The police report taken Tuesday described the incident twice as a “prank” and says “police incident closed.”
The original video was posted on Youtube, but has been removed. The broadcast image has been blurred to protect the identity of the victim.
The first video game systems weren’t very sophisticated, and you didn’t need a high resolution plasma display for the best effect.
Early home computers weren’t much better.
But a state-of-the-art 21st century gaming console requires an equally sophisticated display.
You might have the best home theater in the universe.
But you don’t have one of these.
Snacks are extra.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2010
|Firm’s Hotline: (800) 859-4519
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Nintendo Universal Initiates Replacement Program for Wrist Straps Used with Jedi style Light Sabers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary replacement program for the following consumer product.
Name of Product: Wrist Straps Used with Jedi style Light Sabers
Units: About 2 thousand
Distributor: Nintendo Universal
Issue: If consumers swing the hand-held Jedi Light Saber using excessive force and accidentally let go, the cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the light saber to strike bystanders or objects.
Incidents/Injuries: Nintendo has received reports of cords on wrist straps breaking, including three reports of minor injuries not requiring medical attention. All of these incidents occurred when consumers were playing the game, “Joust – Dark Side”.
Description: The wrist straps are sold with Nintendo’s Jedi Light Saber. Its controller on the handle is shaped like a TV remote. Sensors determine the Light Saber’s position in 3-D space, which means that a tennis swing, for example, is done through movement of a consumer’s hand rather than by just fingers and thumbs. The cords on the wrist straps included in this program are 0.6mm in diameter. The replacement cords are 1.0 mm in diameter (see photo below).
Sold by: The Jedi style Light Sabers were sold a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. All light sabers purchased after December 11, 2010 should have the new 1.0 mm cord.
Manufactured in: Alderaan and China
Remedy: Consumers should contact the firm for a replacement wrist strap.
Customer Contact: For more information, contact Nintendo toll-free at (800) 859-4519 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT, or visit their Web site at www.support.nintendo.com