World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and Games

August 11, 2010 -

A 28-year old Delhi Township, Ohio man visiting his son at his ex-wife’s house, stole his nine-year old son’s game system and games upon leaving and traded them in at a nearby game store.

Joseph Phillips sold the items for about a tenth of their value according to an article on Cincinnati.com. His ex-wife valued the goods at $1,070, leading the website to question why Phillips was arrested for misdemeanor theft charges and not on felony charges.

Phillips, who has a history of drug arrests, allegedly committed the deed on Sunday and was arrested on Monday. His stay in jail was short-lived due to overcrowding, but he failed to appear in court on Tuesday, leading to an arrest warrant being issued against him.

Phillips reportedly told police that he would not be around because he was checking into a Teen Challenge USA recovery program. Officials “could not confirm if Phillips was in the program.”


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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Cocaine's a hell of a drug....

Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

thats kinda funny this guy made the news and not my GF's sisters EX.

he jacked his sons PSP and PS3 with games, to hock'em for... ya know, i don't think anyone found that part out, he just did.

 

but since at the time he had custody i guess it doesn't count as theft.

 

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Worst dad? I would've thought world's worst dad would be abusive instead of just a thief. </nitpick>

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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Agreed.

On another note, who spends over a thousand dollars on gaming equipment for a nine-year-old in the first place?  Chances are that he was charged with misdemeanor theft vs. felony theft because it actually wasn't over a thousand dollars.

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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Heh, you don't have kids, do you?  One console and 10 games could easily be over a grand.

 

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I have two kids, and I don't have a thousand dollars invested in my own gaming collection, so there's no way in hell I'd have invested that in my kids' collection.

As pointed out above, a console and ten games is only a grand if you bought a PS3 at launch, and said collection wouldn't be worth that now.  This mom bought her kid a bit more than that, which is a bit excessive, in my opinion.

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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

"As pointed out above, a console and ten games is only a grand if you bought a PS3 at launch..."

And as I replied to the above, even if that were true, what's your point?

"I have two kids, and I don't have a thousand dollars invested in my own gaming collection, so there's no way in hell I'd have invested that in my kids' collection."

Really?  That's truly surprising.  Not that you have kids but that you don't have over a grand worth of games and such.

You may find it excessive and that's cool but all I'm saying is it's not farfetched or unthinkable that this kid's gaming collection could be over $1000.

 

Andrew Eisen

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only if said console was a PS3, since 10 games at launch price are about $500

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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Even if that was true, what's your point?

 

Andrew Eisen

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New PS3 games are $60 so that would be $600. The PS3 is $300 now but probably $400 whe nthe lady bought one.

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Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Sounds like the idiot dad needed a fix more than he loves his son.

Throw the fucker in jail.

Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

*shrug* this is not even an uncommon event... not sure how this made the news.. any news outlet,.. in the first place.

My aunt used to do this to her kids all the time.  Each of them ended up installing locks on their bedroom doors to deal with it.

Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

cue the people that say this is not normal for GP

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

Topical, no.  Normal, sadly, very much so.

Now, cue the people that say "Dennis used to do it too!" without ever bothering to explain how that makes it topical.

Re: World’s Worst Dad Steals, Sells Son’s Console and ...

You don't see this type of story as topical for this site?

 

Andrew Eisen

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I´m amazed too.

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