Ind. (AP) — Police say a developmentally disabled man unable to tell the
difference between reality and fantasy struck and seriously injured a
woman with a van while acting out a "real-life" video game.
police Capt. Gary Sparger tells the Journal & Courier the 18-year-old man
drove off in his mother's van on Jan. 18.
Sparger says the
man told officers he intentionally struck six cars and ran over and
seriously injured a 31-year-old West Lafayette woman who was standing next
to her car.
He says the man
told officers "he was acting out real-life Grand Theft Auto," a video game
in which players evade police and instigate violent interactions with
pedestrians and police.
have not been filed against the man, but prosecutors continue reviewing