The Daily Mail reports that a 13-year-old French boy is under arrest in Lyon, charged with committing arson against several cars.
A Lyon police spokesman told the newspaper:
He said he played the game for a few hours, then wanted to go out and what it felt like to burn out some cars. This kind of entertainment is clearly having a negative effect on some young people.
There’s an obvious accuracy problem in the story, however. See if you can spot it:
The 13-year-old schoolboy used petrol to set light to three vehicles after playing on the violent GTA 4: Liberty City game on his home PC.
If you said, "Wait, the PC version of GTA IV doesn’t even ship until November 21st in Europe," go to the head of the class.
GP: Thanks to reader NovaBlack for tipping us to this story in Shoutbox.