Game Over for Teens 'Acting Out' Grand Theft Auto

Six bored pals launched crime spree: cops
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 2:50 AM CDT
Six teenagers have been accused of mimicking Grand Theft Auto IV in a violent crime spree.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Six bored Long Island teenagers have been busted for acting out the violent themes of the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto IV with a real life spree of break-ins, a mugging, a beating and a carjacking, police charge. "These teens have difficulty separating fact from fiction, fantasy from reality," a detective told the New York Post. "It was quite alarming."