Lacrosse Player Steals Truck, Says He Wanted To Play Real-Life GTA
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This past Saturday a freshman lacrosse player at Auburn University named Zachary Burgess decided to "see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto."
Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, according to Baton Rouge police, Burgess hopped in the open cab of an idling truck outside a bar, not realizing or not caring that there was a woman in the passenger's seat. He tried to speed off with the woman along for the ride, but ended up ramming into nine different parked cars before the woman was able to jump to safety.
Burgess has been charged with nine counts of hit and run, theft of a motor vehicle, and simple kidnapping. He had a damn good excuse for his actions, though:
During questioning Burgess allegedly told an officer that he “wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.”