Who could have ordered $1,000 worth of Grubhub orders? Six-year-old Mason.

Who could have ordered $1,000 worth of Grubhub orders? Six-year-old Mason.


It didn’t take lengthy for Keith Stonehouse to place two and two collectively.

The flurry of takeout orders delivered to his doorway Saturday night time could solely have been positioned by one individual: His 6-year-old son, Mason.

He had not ordered something from Grubhub, the meals supply app that now saved bombarding him with textual content messages studying, “Your order is being ready” and “Your order has been delivered.”

Without the Chesterfield, Mich., father noticing, the boy had positioned about $1,000 worth of Grubhub orders from a number of native eating places when he let him use his cellphone to play a recreation earlier than bedtime.

“Why did you do that?” Stonehouse, who was the one mum or dad at dwelling on the time, requested his son, who hid below his comforter.

“I don’t know,” Mason replied. “I used to be hungry.”

All Mason needed to know when his father was within the center of reprimanding him was whether or not the pepperoni pizzas had arrived but. (The pizzas didn’t make it. Stonehouse’s financial institution declined the $439 order and deemed it fraudulent, the 43-year-old father informed The Washington Post.)

“I needed to preserve stepping out of [his] room and calming myself down,” Stonehouse mentioned. “You wish to yell at your son, however he’s solely 6.”

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Stonehouse and his spouse waited till the subsequent morning to have the “actual discuss” with Mason, Stonehouse mentioned. Both defined that he had basically stolen from his father and that he’d have to pay for some of the recent canine, chili cheese fries, jumbo shrimps and ice cream with the $150 he had in his piggy financial institution, Stonehouse informed The Post.

“We confirmed him one-by-one,” Stonehouse mentioned. “He was a bit devastated however he understood.”

The meals, happily, didn’t go to waste, Stonehouse mentioned. The household invited different family members to dinner. A neighbor provided to purchase all of the jumbo shrimp orders. And they’re nonetheless consuming leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Stonehouse mentioned.

Mason, although, has not been allowed to eat any of it. “We didn’t wish to glorify this to him,” Stonehouse mentioned. “This will not be a humorous factor.”

Maybe not for no less than a decade. The household has joked about shopping for the precise order for Mason’s commencement get together or wedding ceremony after-party, Stonehouse mentioned.

For now, the kid continues to be grappling with the implications of his actions.

“Do I have to start out [my piggy bank] another time?” Mason lately requested his father.

“Yes, Mason,” Stonehouse answered. “Sometimes in life while you make a mistake you have to start out throughout.”