Kid Got Ahold of Dad’s Phone, Orders $1K Worth of GrubHub Food
ORIGINAL (FEB 1, 2023): A family in Michigan got the meal of a lifetime when their six-year-old son ended up ordering $1,000 worth of food from GrubHub.
Saturday night in Chesterfield Township, Michigan just outside of Detroit. Keith Stonehouse was home with their six-year-old son Mason while his wife was out to a movie with friends.
About half an hour before Mason was supposed to go to bed, Stonehouse gave his son his phone to play games on. Instead of playing games, he opened the GrubHub app and went absolutely crazy, ordering anything and everything that sounded good. It was equaling out to $1,000 worth of delivery food.
Stonehouse said he didn't think much of the first car arriving with delivery because his wife owns a bakery, and he assumed it had something to do with a big wedding in town.
"I was putting Mason to bed and saw a car pull up and the doorbell rang with the driver dropping off a big bag of stuff," Stonehouse told MLive. "My wife owns 'A Slice of Heaven Cakes' bakery and it was a big wedding weekend, so I thought it was just someone dropping off decorative stuff they used from her. But it was from Leo's Coney Island. I said, 'What the heck?'"
As more and more cars with deliveries kept showing up, Stonehouse began to understand what was really going on. He soon realized there was no way to stop the orders.
One of the orders was $439 from a pizza place, and was such a large order that it tripped the fraud detection on the credit card linked to Stonehouse's account, but a $183 for shrimp came from the same store.
Other orders included chicken pita sandwiches, chili cheese fries, ice cream, rice, grape leaves, shawarma, salads, the list went on and on.
There were so many orders, that delivery drivers were waiting for other delivery drivers to leave the driveway so they could pull in.
Stonehouse told us he was scolding Mason for the deliveries, when Mason put his hand up to stop him and asked, "Dad, did the pepperoni pizzas come yet?"
Stonehouse told us he spoke with the COO of GrubHub this morning, who said he's going to look into the story to see if he can help him get some of his money back.
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