By Ron Jones

LIVE OAK, Calif. (CBS13) — A young boy was tied up after a pair of home invasion suspects found him while he was playing video games, authorities said.

Sutter County investigators said the parents of the 12-year-old victim were Christmas shopping when two men approached their home on Gum Street and began checking for entry points into the home.

The two men entered through an unlocked door at the rear of the home and began searching the home. The victim heard the suspects walking around the kitchen and investigated, stumbling onto the intruders.

Detectives said the boy told them the men tied him up with an extension cord and locked him into one of the rooms in the home.

The two men stole the boy’s video games and 12 jars of medicinal marijuana, police said.

After the suspects drove off in a red vehicle, the boy was able to break free and run to a neighbor’s house for help. He was not seriously injured.

Police are still looking for the suspects, who are described as possibly Hispanic or Asian men in their 20s.

Comments (93)
  1. Asian view says:

    That kid should have watched “Home Alone”. Those robbers did a favor to that kid. Video games are one of the items that are ruining our kids who just get “lost” in make believe worlds instead of playing with toys that are real

    1. Charlie says:

      You are an idiot with no facts.

    2. no sir says:

      I say factless idiot

    3. Mark says:

      I got news for you. When you play with “real” toys your in a make believe world too, you jack-wagon. Video games in moderation help develop problem solving and improve reaction time and motor skills. Please tell me what the wooden truck you pulled on a string behind you as a kid helped. Of course anything in excess is bad for you. Save your good old day speech for bingo night.

  2. paladin says:

    If that was my house and my boy the story would be about 2 dead intruders

    1. Tom says:

      Same here, my son swings a nice shotgun with buckshot.

  3. Don Dingle says:

    Who names these Streets?

    1. Tom says:


    2. Glen says:

      The streets in the old part of town are named after trees alphabetically. Ash, Birch, no C, Date, Fir, Gum, etc.

  4. Bored says:

    What game was the boy playing? PS3 or XBox? What flavors of Marijuana? Details please

  5. Teabagginu says:

    I live a couple blocks away on Tootsie Roll Street, we don’t have these problems. Wish I knew my Neighbor had all these Jars of Marijuana, we could have been real good friends…

  6. FINKSTER says:


  7. Justin says:

    All lies. This is a situation were this kid was a l33t player in another online clan an these guys did this to prevent him from taking part in his clans matches.

  8. Billy the Bum says:

    So the kid fakes a burglery and now has 12 jars of weed for Christmas. He’s no dummy.

  9. Balsca T. Bagher says:

    Yeah, Michael. You’re such a winner. Keep on not smoking pot and sitting on your ass posting idiotic comments on a local news website.

  10. Steve says:

    Haaa yeah Michael get your card and join the peaceful rebellion.

  11. Jaye Southworth says:

    I don’t live too far from Live Oak, we’ve had several home invasions here. Anyone come into my house they’ll be dead–graveyard dead.

    1. David says:

      Make sure you dispose of the bodies, it IS california, where you can be arrested for defending yourself against illegal aliens.

  12. Deano says:

    I was gonna lock the back door…Instead I got high…
    I was gonna get my homework done….Until I got high…
    La la la….
    Now I’m tied up on the floor and I know why…
    ‘Cause I got high
    ‘Cause I got high,
    ‘Cause I got high…

  13. obama says:

    i heard if i come to theis website i getz free potz, gum, and gamez.

  14. b c g says:

    can you say, dirtbag?

  15. Ninny says:

    The parents know who broke in the house and stole thier weed.Poor boy is probably so scared. I feel bad for him.

  16. balsa wood says:

    actions seem consistant with goverance in that city. I wonder if you can see the Governor’s jet coming and going from Gum street?

  17. Bill Claptrap says:

    I really don’t care because his parents are stoners and they are raising a stoner, its obvious the people knew they had the marijuana, they are friends

  18. Scratchee says:

    In other news, a 12-year-old boy and his buddies were busted with 12 jars of medicinal marijuana.

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