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Man blames Grand Theft Auto for, um, allegedly ramming 9 cars

An Auburn student might be in trouble, after claiming that a video game caused him to allegedly steal a truck and even kidnap a woman.

Can a game persuade a man to ram cars? Rockstar Games/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Victimhood is an easy embrace.

Life is so much simpler when all the bad stuff is someone else's fault.

Sometimes, it's less than believable.

Take the case of Zachary Burgess. He is accused of having visited Baton Rouge, La., and ramming nine cars in a stolen truck. He is also accused of having kept a woman in the truck against her will.

However, as NBC 33 reports, he could allegedly explain it all. Once he had been allegedly captured by witnesses, that is.

Police claim that when they caught up with him, he allegedly told them that he "wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto."

It might be odd to some that performing some of the questionable actions in Grand Theft Auto might have its moments, but also its illegalities.

Does one really need to be moved by Grand Theft Auto to know that stealing a truck and ramming it into parked cars might not be the best choice one could make? Perhaps not.

Without digital stimulation and approbation these days, we are nothing.

Burgess, 20, is from Hoover, Ala. He is a student and lacrosse player at Auburn University.

He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, nine counts of hit-and-run, and simple kidnapping.