“GTA fan” steals truck, kidnaps woman, and rams cars

Zachary Burgess GTA

In a pretty strange event, a young college man allegedly stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and rammed into a bunch of cars, claiming that he wanted to see “what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.”

20-year old Zachary Burgess, a college lacrosse player, is the man behind the reported incident, and was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday (20 September) following reports of a stolen vehicle and dangerous driving.

Burgess apparently stole the truck from a parking lot, with the female owner still inside.

Burgess then rammed his way out of the parking lot, as cars were blocking his escape route.

Police said that there were “no signs of him intending to return the truck to the rightful owner,” despite the owner being inside of it at the time.

Once Burgess was eventually apprehended, he allegedly told the police that he “wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.”

He was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, and nine counts of hit and run, and he was released on Sunday after posting the $80,000 bond.

There was no one hurt during Burgess’ escapades.

Source: NBC 33 News

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