Girl, 16, goes after parents with knives

January 26, 2009 5:46:15 AM PST
Police say a teenager went after her parents with two kitchen knives after they took away her cell phone, forcing the frightened adults to lock themselves in a bedroom until officers arrived. Delaware State Police Cpl. Bruce Harris says it took the officers about 10 minutes to persuade the 16-year-old to put down the large blades early Sunday morning. The girl was not identified.

Authorities were called to the home at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Police say the girl violently attacked the door while her parents hid in the bedroom.

Investigators say it started when the girl's father took her cell phone away while she used it in her bedroom. The father suspected the girl stole money from her mother's purse to buy more minutes on a prepaid phone card.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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