Kid Arranges Own Kidnapping to Buy Wii With Ransom

This honestly sounds more like the plot of a Cheech and Chong movie than a news story, but apparently it's true. In China, a kid named Yang was so upset that his parents wouldn't buy him a Wii that he got together with a couple shifty individuals and faked his own kidnapping. They then demand a ransom of about $1,400 USD and were caught trying to withdraw it from an ATM. We're assuming Yang would have had enough from his cut of the would-be payoff that he could get his own Wii without his parents' help. How he'd explain why the first thing he wanted to do after being rescued was a trip to Best Buy we don't know. [Destructoid]