Teenager killed taxi driver - recreating GTA IV scene

Posted on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 , 12:08:34 byEmil

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Teenager killed taxi driver - recreating GTA IV scene

Grand Theft Auto IV - one of the most known video games, made the first victim. Reuters reported a Bangkok teenager, big fan of this game, robbed for real, killing a taxi driver, to re-create some scene from the video game. So, after investigations, Police affirmed that this young man was normal completely, with no mental problems. Plus he confessed, he was ”just” enjoying the game, feeling it.

Due to this, a Thai game distributor pulled the game off the shelves, replacing it with some other, less violent video games. "We are sending out requests today to outlets and shops to pull the games off their shelves and we will replace them with other games," Sakchai Chotikachinda, the sales and marketing director at New Era Interactive Media, said Reuters.