The Sun: “Sex beast copied Grand Theft Auto”

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 10 September 2008 10:03 GMT


Rockstar’s going to love this. The Sun’s reporting that “a teen sex beast attacked four women in an imitation of violent computer game Grand Theft Auto, a court heard yesterday.

“Ryan Chinnery, 19, prowled streets in his car targeting females he thought were prostitutes after becoming obsessed with the video nasty.”

Prosecutor Eleanor Laws said Chinnery’s “love of Grand Theft Auto ‘may go some way to explaining his attitude towards women’. She said: ‘Prostitutes in it can be subjected to violence.

“There may be some connection with the defendant admitting spending a lot of time playing that game.'”

Full thing through there. We thought the term “video nasty” had been left in the 80s. Where it belongs.

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