Sneaky 6-year-old Utah girl goes on shopping spree on Amazon, orders $300 in toys
(KUTV) -- When the parents are away, kids will play, and that was never more true for the mother of 6-year-old Caitlin of Utah who ordered more than $300 in toys from Amazon.
The revelation of the online shopping spree came after a delivery man brought half a dozen boxes of merchandise the sneaky child ordered without her mother's knowledge.
It all started with the purchase of a Barbie doll on Amazon for Caitlin's birthday. The little girl merely wanted to track the delivery online of when her Barbie would arrive when her mother allowed it -- unsupervised.
It is assumed that is when Caitlin began clicking away at her heart's desire, choosing video games, board games and other toys she added to the Amazon shopping cart for next day delivery. And the goods did arrive.
"They just started unloading box after box after box," Caitlin's older cousin Ria Diyaolu told BuzzFeed News. "Her mom went on her Amazon account and saw three pages of things she had ordered."
Diyaolu continued by saying Caitlin was well aware of what she had done and tweeted a picture with a caption that read:
My badass little cousin ordered $300 worth of toys w/o my aunt & uncle knowing. This is a picture of how everyone found out.
Diyaolu's post has since gone viral being shared more than 22,000 times and liked more than 65,000 times.
BuzzFeed and other media outlets, including Yahoo Lifestyle, picked up on the social media post, even labeling the girl a "scammer in the making" perhaps needing discipline.
But according to Diyaolu, Caitlin was not punished. All the toys - except the Barbie doll - were earmarked 'return to sender' to Amazon, BuzzFeed reported.