Teenager kills taxi driver to recreate GTA IV scene
Known as one of the most popular video games, the Grand Theft Auto IV made its first victim. According to Reuters, a teenager from Bangkok and a big fan of the game, robbed and killed a taxi driver in order to re-create a scene from video game. After some investigations, the Police said that the young man was completely normal and had no mental problems. He confessed that he was ”just” trying to feel the game.
Due to this happening, a Thai video game distributor pulled the Grand Theft Auto off their shelves and replaced it with other and less violent 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, sales and marketing director of New Era Interactive Media, told Reuters.