Boy, 6, orders $1,500 in food while playing on dad’s phone

This young boy’s eyes were bigger than his parents’ bank account.

A 6-year-old Michigan boy playing on his dad’s phone managed to order $1,000 worth of takeout, including $183 worth of jumbo shrimp and “endless” chili fries and ice cream — before the bank finally put the kibosh on pepperoni pizzas worth nearly 500 dollars.

Little Mason Stonehouse’s dad, Keith, first explained on Facebook how he let his child “play with my phone for a while before going to sleep” at home in Chesterfield Township late Saturday.

“Imagine my shock when delivery driver after delivery driver showed up last night leaving food on my doorstep,” the realtor wrote, likening it to “something out of a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit.”

He shared doorbell camera footage of a series of food delivery drivers dropping off orders throughout the rest of the night, asking one: “What the hell is going on?”

Little Mason, 6, at home.

Little Mason ordered the food while playing on his dad’s phone.

Mason holds up a $100 bill while enjoying his viral infamy.

Mason was “upset” but doesn’t really understand what he did, his dad said.


Mason at home.

The youngster had some unusual orders, including salads and shawarmas, as well as “endless” chilli fries, ice cream and an attempt to buy pizza.


“I looked at my phone and all of a sudden I see ‘Grubhub… Grubhub… Grubhub,'” the dad told “Good Morning America.”

“They just kept coming and coming,” he told ABC News this morning of the orders that included “endless” chili fries and ice cream, as well as salads, shawarmas and chicken pita sandwiches.

“Car after car. Cars were entering the street while others were exiting,” he also told

Some of the orders placed while Mason was playing on his dad's phone.
“He was coming and coming,” Mason’s father, Keith Stonehouse, recalled.
Facebook / Keith Stonehouse

The non-interim deliveries ended only after the father’s bank rejected a $439 order for pepperoni pizza that the dad told “GMA” “would be on top of the $1,000 worth of food that was piling up in my kitchen.”

However, the aptly named Happy’s Pizza had already delivered a fishy $183 order of jumbo shrimp.

Some of the food ordered.
“Well, that cost me $1,000!” the dad wrote, saying there would be more, but his bank declined a $439 order from Happy’s Pizza.
Facebook / Keith Stonehouse

“While all the food was delivered and I realized what happened, I went to talk to Mason about what he was doing,” Stonehouse told

“I was trying to explain to him that this wasn’t good and he raises his hand and stops me and says ‘Dad, have the pepperoni pizzas come yet?’

“I had to leave the room. I didn’t know whether to be angry or laugh,” he said, clearly deciding on the latter in his interviews and posts seeing the funny side of it all.

Screenshot of the bank rejecting the final order.
When the bank rejected the $439 pizza order, little Mason complained it didn’t come, his father said.
Facebook / Keith Stonehouse

In his original Facebook post, Stonehouse told friends: “If you’re hungry and in the mood for 5 orders of jumbo shrimp, salad, grape leaves, rice, 3 hanis, several orders of chili fries, chicken shawarma sandwich. , and plenty of ice cream – swing by SMH.”

He told MLive that he did, in fact, share the food with neighbors to make sure it didn’t go to waste.

Keith and Mason with the youngster's mother and older sibling.
Keith Stonehouse, left, says he can now see the funny side after Mason, front, spent so much.
Facebook / Keith Stonehouse

Grubhub told The Post that it had “communicated” with Stonehouse “about his son’s unexpected spending spree.”

“We wanted to make things better for him and his family, so we offered to send him $1,000 worth of Grubhub gift cards,” the delivery service said.

Mason’s parents said it will take some time to get his phone privileges back — and they were glad he ordered grub, not a car.

“You could tell he was upset, but we don’t know if it’s really sunk in,” his father told MLive, calling it “the frustrating part.”