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Judge Forces Teen Apology on YouTube

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After teens were caught posting video of themselves doing a cruel prank, a judge makes news with his unusual punishment.

"Fire in the hole" is when pranksters cruise through a fast food drive-thru and--after receiving the drinks they ordered--they toss the drinks on the unsuspecting attendant.

Some teens in Merritt Island, FL were genius enough to tape themselves performing the prank and--after the victim found the video on YouTube--she tracked down the culprits and pressed charges. The judge got creative with their sentencing.

Momlogic called psychologist Dr. Lisa Boesky, author of When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help--and What to Do About It, for her take.

• I think the judge showed good judgement with his punishment. "Fire in the hole" is a physical attack and the courts are treating it as such.

• Lately there's been way too much negative teen behavior made public on YouTube. We are overdue for the resulting negative consequences to be broadcast as well.

• "Fire in the hole" may look like a harmless prank, but theembarrassmentand humiliation felt by the victim can last beyond the few moments of the event--especiallyif it's broadcast to potentially millions.

• One of the worst parts of the story is that fast food employees work long hours for minimal pay. They deserve respect for their hard work, not a slap in the face.

• As someone who works withjuveniledelinquents, I know how important it is to nip this in the bud. This can serve as adeterrentnot only for the teens involved, but for other teens who consider similar pranks.

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Charles  June 10, 2008, 1:37 PM

The judge should have order these fools to drive through the drive through window several times and allow the employees to pour drinks on the makers of the video.

Then the video of the idiots should be shown on Utube….. Now that would be justice.

Minta Goeser September 12, 2010, 12:23 PM

i don’t care what anyone says, kim kardashian has one of the best sex tapes of all the celebrities. i was able to snag the part 2 of this tape at the other day. i’m pretty sure it will get removed so if you want the full version you should hurry and try to get it.

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GreggPackerz April 2, 2011, 6:56 AM

Helloo peepz really like the forum guys, (and gals!) a nice place to fester when at boring work! i guess, hoping not to get caught! ….

bye guyz

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