Two teenage girls in Placer County are in legal trouble after they allegedly used a drugged milkshake to knock out one of the girls' parents so they could access the Internet, Rocklin police said.
The teens were booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall on New Year's Eve after the parents, reeling from unexplained hangover symptoms, first took a drug test, then called police, said Lt. Lon Milka, a spokesman for the Rocklin Police Department.
The alleged drugging took place Friday evening at the home of a 15-year-old girl, Milka said. They believe her friend, a 16-year-old from Roseville, provided a prescription sleep aid.
The parents consumed about of quarter of the milkshakes offered by their daughter. The parents quickly fell asleep and were out until 1 a.m., when they experienced the groggy hangover feeling. They went back to sleep, but decided to investigate in the morning.
"They were the ones that came to us. They felt like they were drugged. The milkshakes tasted strange," Milka said.
He said he did not know what specific web site was so important to the girls that they allegedly would take such an extreme action.
"For our investigation, that wasn't as important as the drugging with the milkshake," Milka said.
It's unclear whether someone manually shut off wireless Internet access each night at 10 p.m. or it happened automatically.
If the teens were tried as adults, they would be facing a felony.
Milka said the girls were arrested as juveniles and that it would be up to the district attorney's office to decide if the crime justifies adult punishment. As juveniles, their names are not being released to the media.