Thailand halts GTA IV sales after murder

Monday, 4th August 2008 12:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this Reuters report, sales of GTA IV have been suspended in Thailand after a teenager murdered a taxi driver.

The 18 tear-old said he robbed and killed the man while trying to recreate a scene from the game.

“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,” said Sakchai Chotikachinda, sales and marketing director of New Era Interactive Media.

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  1. FireFly

    Now this is why we can’t have nice things. The government will be on our asses for this.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. that_happy_cat

    “He said he wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in the game,” chief police investigator Veeravit Pipattanasak told Reuters.

    Well yes… yes it is. But luckily he faces getting the lethal injection if found guilty. In GTA he’d have his knife confiscated and be back on the street in minutes.

    What a terrible way to cheapen the life of his victim by claiming it was some kind of experiment.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. FireFly

    IDK what runs through these people mind while doing this. Experimenting with peoples lives? wtf. They need to think, and if they have a disability in that area, they should be monitored 247.

    #3 6 years ago

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