Monday, September 23, 2013

GTA V Reenactments Do Not Equal Real Life

Because if it did, a college lacrosse player might have had a little more fun...

Police in Baton Rouge arrested Auburn lacrosse player Zachary Burgess this past weekend after they said he tried to steal a car (with someone still inside of it), then told police he did it to play out a video game in real life. Burgess was, the HQ can guess, in town for the LSU-Auburn game...

This is the video game in question...

Burgess was charged him with vehicle theft, kidnapping and nine counts of hit-and-run driving.

Police said Burgess jumped into a car after its owner parked it at a local bar and left it. Burgess then hopped in and drove off with a female passenger still inside. Police said Burgess hit several other cars before the passenger managed to escape. Witnesses, apparently, stopped Burgess during his driving exhibition and kept him at the scene until police showed up.

No one was seriously hurt in the incident. Here's the mugshot (thanks, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Burgess is now up on nine counts of hit-and-run and one count each of auto theft and simple kidnapping,

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