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The plight of 15-year-old Twitter user "Dorothy" was noticed earlier this month after she kept tweeting about how her mom kept taking gadgets away from her, leaving her unable to tweet.
According to the Guardian, the punishment came as a result of Dorothy causing a fire by not paying attention while cooking.
I'm trying to get my things back fast so I can thank you properly!' she tweeted once again from her fridge on August 13. In a follow-up tweet from her Wii U, she wrote her mom was at work and she planned to try looking for her phone. The resourceful teen discovered that she could tweet from her Wii U and tweeted out an image with a message for her followers - "hello.my mom took my phone and Nintendo ds soi have no choice by to use my wii. thank u all for the support and love. i will answer my dms and follow back when I have a stable connection to twitter". The tweet says that she has seen Dorothy using Twitter on Nintendo.
It clearly was not - Dorothy told NY Mag her mother "isn't good with tech" and couldn't figure out how to delete the account.
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Dorothy's mother found out about the prank and went on to confiscate the handheld Nintendo device, sending a tweet saying the account will be shut down.
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Scroll through to see the hilarious roller coaster of events in the form of Dorothy's desperate tweets. She added that she was anxious because she has been bored all summer and Twitter passes time for her. "I may be late to reply, as it is hard to find something to use Twitter", she told the Guardian. And to show just how serious she was, Dorothy included a picture of Ariana Grande crying, along with the hashtag #ACNL.
It wasn't clear when "Dorothy" would be allowed back on social media. Dorothy then tweeted from the WiiU, but her mum took that away too and then in desperation tweeted from the fridge. The tweets sent from Wii U and Nintendo seemed genuine, he added. The tweet's source label, which indicates the device that a tweet is sent from, confirms that this specific post was sent from a Nintendo 3DS.
Other news outlets conducted interviews with Dorothy via Twitter, and Business Insider initially reported Dorothy's narrative based on other outlets' reporting.