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KentaRawr!
05-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Woohoo! (http://www.money.co.uk/article/1000390-13-year-old-steals-dads-credit-card-to-buy-hookers.htm)


A 13 year old from Texas who stole his Dad's credit card and ordered two hookers from an escort agency, has today been convicted of fraud and given a three year community order.

Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father's existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing "Halo" on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel.

The credit card company involved said it was regular practice to send extra credit cards out as long as all security questions are answered.

The escort girls who were released without charge, told the arresting officers something was up when the kids said they would rather play Xbox than get down to business.

Police said they were alerted to the motel by a concerned delivery clerk, whom after delivering supplies of Dr Pepper, Fritos and Oreos had been asked by the kids where they could score some chicks and were willing to pay. They explained they had just made a big score at a "World of Warcraft" tournament and wanted to get some relaxation. On noting the boys age the delivery clerk informed the authorities.

When police arrived at the motel they found $3,000 in cash, numerous electronic gadgets, an Xbox video console with numerous games, and the two local escort girls.

Ralph had reportedly told police that his father wouldn't mind, as it was his birthday last week and he had forgot to get him a present. The father, a lawyer said he had been too busy, but would take him on a surprise trip to Disneyland instead.

Asked why he ordered two escorts, Ralph said he thought it was the thing to do when you win a "World of Warcraft" tournament. They told the suspicious working girls they were people of restricted growth working with a traveling circus, and as State law does not allow those with disabilities to be discriminated against they had no right to refuse them.

The $1,000 a night girls sensing something up played "Halo" on the Xbox with the kids, instead of selling their sexual services.

Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.

I don't think he played Halo. :monster:

What's your take on this story?

~*~Celes~*~
05-10-2008, 08:56 PM
sounds fake :o but if it's real, that's weird....

Breine
05-10-2008, 08:59 PM
lol xD

That really made me laugh. Those kids really had a blast I imagine.

Huckleberry Quin
05-10-2008, 09:10 PM
Disgraceful though that is, that kid deserves a medal. That is one well thought out plan.

And from a teenager...from Texas!

Does he get to keep the stuff? :laugh:

Tavrobel
05-10-2008, 09:10 PM
Those girls were probably better at Halo than they were.

Psychotic
05-10-2008, 09:15 PM
The $1,000 a night girls Kid was ripped off.

The Unknown Guru
05-11-2008, 02:46 AM
Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.

Makes sense.

Tallulah
05-11-2008, 02:49 AM
Hiring out prostitutes to play video games with?

Sounds like something one of my ex-boyfriends might do... *shudders*

Vermachtnis
05-11-2008, 02:52 AM
Is he "steal" going to Disneyland.

Aerith's Knight
05-11-2008, 02:55 AM
That must have been one hell of a creditcard.

Bahamut2000X
05-11-2008, 02:56 AM
That sounds like something out of a C-grade stoner movie. It's funnier when it happens in real life though.

Jessweeee♪
05-11-2008, 03:01 AM
Wooooooow xD

Bunny
05-11-2008, 04:01 AM
Pretty outrageous. I don't think they can legally release the name of a minor regardless of the crime committed.

NeoCracker
05-11-2008, 04:03 AM
Wait, Halo?

Why not an XBox 360 and Halo 3? :Confused:

Roto13
05-11-2008, 04:37 AM
Those girls were probably better at Halo than they were.

Probably less racist anyway.

Lawr
05-11-2008, 04:46 AM
Give 'em the chair!

NeoCracker
05-11-2008, 05:11 AM
Give 'em the chair!

Bubba Ray: GET THE TABLE!
Other guy: AHHHH!

Big D
05-11-2008, 06:05 AM
That sounds like something out of a C-grade stoner movie. It's funnier when it happens in real life though.Absolutely:D Hiring escorts to play video games, claiming they'd won all that cash in a WoW tournament, citing anti-discrimination laws to convince the escorts to stay... it's just all so random, so out there, that it almost has to be true because no-one would actually make that stuff up and expect to be believed.

DMKA
05-11-2008, 07:56 AM
Ralph is the man.

Citizen Bleys
05-11-2008, 09:18 AM
That's got to be the funniest thing I've read since...

When was the last Pratchett book released?

Huckleberry Quin
05-11-2008, 10:36 AM
Pretty outrageous. I don't think they can legally release the name of a minor regardless of the crime committed.

That's what I first thought. But I dunno American law, let alone whut they do een Teyxus.

I just realised the <s>hypocrisy</s> irony of generalising and insulting all Texans and calling them racist. :laugh:

Madame Adequate
05-11-2008, 02:44 PM
I laughed, hard. :bigsmile: Good work kid!

Goldenboko
05-11-2008, 03:10 PM
Pretty outrageous. I don't think they can legally release the name of a minor regardless of the crime committed.

That's what I first thought. But I dunno American law, let alone whut they do een Teyxus.

I just realised the <s>hypocrisy</s> irony of generalising and insulting all Texans and calling them racist. :laugh:

Although I do not know Texan Law, I do know that Minors are not suppose to have their name released where I'm from in the US.

Huckleberry Quin
05-11-2008, 03:13 PM
I suppose it was used to deter other kids from trying this same thing. Happens sometimes. Good ol' name 'n' shame.

Goldenboko
05-11-2008, 03:24 PM
I suppose it was used to deter other kids from trying this same thing. Happens sometimes. Good ol' name 'n' shame.

I highly doubt that considering how sue happy America is. If that was the case the family could've easily sued the pants off that newspaper company.

Huckleberry Quin
05-11-2008, 03:45 PM
The plot thickens. :shifty:

Fonzie
05-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Kid went out like a champ.

Necronopticous
05-11-2008, 05:09 PM
It's news like this that makes me happy to be alive.

Del Murder
05-11-2008, 05:29 PM
I smell a fake.

Goldenboko
05-11-2008, 05:58 PM
I smell a fake.

I agree.

smittenkitten
05-11-2008, 06:32 PM
If it's true good I think it's awesome, but I can't believe he didn't do anything with the escorts and played Halo instead. I suppose it is a bit addictive though. :p

Big D
05-12-2008, 01:48 AM
The article's from a UK publication, which'd make it hard for an American family to sue 'em... also, if the kid and his parents both consented, I don't see why they couldn't publish anyway. Besides, he's in America - doesn't 'freedom of expression' override such trifling matters as protecting young people's privacy?

Peegee
05-12-2008, 02:24 AM
That's epic win right there.

Avarice-ness
05-12-2008, 03:16 AM
I don't know if I smell a fake or not, but I did look for this article on some kind of news thing other than the british ones and random forums and couldn't find anything.

And if the parents want to release the name of the minors they can in Texas. To the least, I only know that because the only times that Texas news WOULDN'T say someone's name under the age of 18 was if like.. the kid killed someone and the parents don't want to be known either. Hell, one of the minors that was giving their 2 year old nephew cocaine was released once he went to court because the parents figured that "what's the worse that could happen".

Either way, I find it pretty hard to believe that he can just do all this stuff.
Especially answering all the security questions. I mean, what 13 year olds know their parents last four digits of their social, hell I just found out my dad's last year and that's only because he owns my cell phone.


Not to mention, the kid spewing that it's law to not deny them.

Actually any place that you spend money on (including call girls) ALWAYS has the fine print saying they can deny service. They don't ever have to say the reason, just basically say "I'm sorry but we're not selling our services" "Why" "Personal reasons", basically that just ends up a why battle. You just can't discriminate against people with disabilities when looking for work, not when it comes to buying things like food, games, or hookers.

There's more wholes in the story than things that make it believable.

Jessweeee♪
05-12-2008, 03:29 AM
I don't wanna believe it's fake, it's just too entertaining of a story ;_;

BardTard
05-12-2008, 03:33 AM
lol xD

That really made me laugh. Those kids really had a blast I imagine.

It made me laugh too :lol:

Vyk
05-13-2008, 07:50 AM
I disbelieve. Sorry. Would make an interesting Superbad type movie though

Hazzard
05-13-2008, 09:59 PM
I smell a future EOFFer in Ralph.

Jiro
05-14-2008, 04:23 AM
It's hilarious and all, but I don't believe it. It's just too random. What kind of kid could do all that, like knowing the law against discrimination? Even if his father is a lawyer

Bunny
05-14-2008, 04:30 AM
Law isn't a particularly hard subject to know. I could spout of several dozen state and US laws and I have never met a lawyer in my entire life.

CimminyCricket
05-14-2008, 05:50 AM
I wish I was friends with this kid.

rubah
05-14-2008, 05:51 AM
It's hilarious and all, but I don't believe it. It's just too random. What kind of kid could do all that, like knowing the law against discrimination? Even if his father is a lawyer

Are you kidding? That's exactly the kind of thing a snarky junior high schooler would pick up on to be an ass about. They do it all the time. Just read a few EoEO threads.

Dr. Acula
05-16-2008, 01:07 AM
Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.

What does that have to do with anything??

Goldenboko
05-16-2008, 01:14 AM
Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.

What does that have to do with anything??

I guess it would be a joke considering all the crap he has done.

Roto13
05-16-2008, 04:06 AM
Sorry, but.... (http://kotaku.com/391055/boys-pay-hookers-to-play-halo-andoh-that-story-isnt-real)

KentaRawr!
05-16-2008, 04:26 AM
Ralph just payed them to say that.

Big D
05-16-2008, 05:52 AM
Sorry, but.... (http://kotaku.com/391055/boys-pay-hookers-to-play-halo-andoh-that-story-isnt-real)Dammit:( Stuff is a very reliable news source, so if they checked it out and found it bunk, then they're most likely right.