Auburn Lacrosse Player Zachary Burgess Arrested After Attempting to Imitate "Grand Theft Auto"

Auburn Lacrosse Player Zachary Burgess Arrested After Attempting to Imitate "Grand Theft Auto"Image via East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and NBC33TV.com

It should go without saying, but you reeeeeeally shouldn't try and replicate what happens in the Grand Theft Auto series. Like, unless you want to spend a couple of years in prison, don't do anything even remotely close to what happens in GTA. This past Saturday, however, a freshman lacrosse player at Auburn University named Zachary Burgess decided to "see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto."

At around 2:30 A.M., Burgess reportedly hopped into a truck after the driver left the car with the keys in the ignition at a parking lot near a bar. After taking the wheel, the 20-year-old proceeded to ram into the cars that were in his way, nine in total, while also holding the woman, who was also in the car at the time, against her will.

After a while, Burgess gave up and decided to flee the scene, but he was apprehended a few yards away after a group of witnesses held Burgess down until officers arrived.

Burgess was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple kidnapping and nine hit-and-run counts. He was released on a $80,000 bond the following day. GTA2: Burgess' revenge, coming soon?

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[via Bleacher Report]

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