Monday, September 23, 2013

Auburn lacrosse player blames wanting to play video game in real life for stealing truck

Lacrosse Player Steals Truck, Says He Wanted To Play Real-Life GTA

A freshman lacrosse player at Auburn University mixed reality with fantasy after Saturday's road game against rival LSU.

Zachary Burgess made the trip to Baton Rouge to watch his Tigers take on LSU's Tigers, but was apparently in a bold and daring mood after Auburn suffered a bitter defeat.

At around 2:30 a.m. local time, Burgess reportedly hopped in the open cab of an idling truck outside of a bar, and attempted to drive away despite a woman still being present in the passenger's seat.

His attempt at stealing the ride proved futile as he wound up smacking into nine different parked cars before the woman was finally able to escape the vehicle safely.

Burgess has been charged with nine counts of hit and run, theft of a motor vehicle, and simple kidnapping.

During questioning, the 18-year-old revealed his motive for executing the crime. He allegedly told the an officer that he "wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto."

Wow. Speechless.

Via Deadspin

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