Monday, July 20, 2009
Bad parenting: Boy drinks gasoline to be like "Transformers"
Posted by JPX
From worstpreviews, ShanghaiDaily is reporting that a 14-year-old boy has been drinking gasoline for five years to obtain "energy" and to become a "valiant fighter" - just as his idols "Bumble Bee" and "Optimus Prime" from "Transformers."
He first started stealing lighters to drink the fuel, but when the parents figured out what was happening, he started to drink gasoline from motorcycles, sometimes two or three bottles at a time.
"Since my son started to drink gas, his IQ has dropped sharply and now he can't figure out simple addition and subtraction," the father said.
The boy's worried parents finally took their son to the hospital where they were told the boy had a mental disorder and a strong "gasoline dependence."
"The gasoline contains a lot of lead, which can do harm to people's brains. To make thing even worse, the boy is in the physical development stage, and the lead has caused serious damage to his body," a doctor from the hospital said
at 8:11 PM