Attn: Wii Pervs, Your Days of Perving are numbered!
Apparently some kids were contacted by strangers (read "perverts") online while playing Animal Crossing. The nature of this contact was not deemed relevant to the story, but the local police Internet Crimes Task Force is warning parents that their kids can be targets. These police professionals are thoroughly enmeshed in online culture and are very knowledgeable about the world of gaming in particular. In discussing Animal Crossing, for example, their spokesperson said, "There is no reason an adult should have this game." So, as we all know, any adult playing games like this, "are likely doing it for the wrong reasons."
To help the cops out I think we should report all the people who have posted in the AC threads here and maybe anyone who's ever admitted to owning a Wii. Are you with me?
Seriously though, can someone explain how a stranger even contacts a kid thru AC? Wouldn't they need to get the kid's friend code? I'm linking the story here in case anyone wants to email the reporter and tell her how half-assed a job she did.