He also had to fend off law with Softdisk after developing Doom on THEIR computers (to which he hands out advices never to do that to anyone).
John Carmack was arrested at 14 for stealing computers from his school (sentences for a year in some kind of juvenile facility), for whatever that's worth.
Then again, one might argue that one that learns the hard way might be less prone to make the same mistake again.
On a side-note, and yet, terribly on-topic:
Worth a read/look. I think its a position of power you could try and exploit if at all credible.