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Grand Theft Auto blamed for bomb scare

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 02:37 AM MDT | By Neil
A Florida restaurant employee has blamed a bomb scare he caused at his workplace on Grand Theft Auto. Anthony Jones shouted "There's a bomb in the building. There's a bomb in the building. Everyone needs to get out!" to a colleague during a telephone conversation. His coworker considered the warnings to be a "serious threat" and informed his manager, who evactuated the building. On searching the building, police found no explosives.

After investigations by police using a call-return feature, Jones later claimed he was shouting to advise a "child" who was playing Grand Theft Auto in his home. Jones is currently in jail, facing a possible 15 years imprisonment if he is convicted of making a false report about planting a bomb or explosive.

Source: Florida Times-Union/Gamespot
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Xeroer
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Hahaha..

Thats not really blaming GTA though. It's not the games fault that he was giving the child the walkthrough, it could have been any game with a bomb (or other) in any location.

Thank God, GTA shouldn't recieve much outcry, if at all, for this.
05-27-2004 02:43 AM
Vice Master
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FFS.


Atleast they didn't accuse GTA of it. Eh, false alarm. Idiot.
05-27-2004 02:47 AM
Carl
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what an IDIOT!

but, i dont remember a mission where someone has to 'evacuate' people from a building because of a bomb.

but whatever, haha.
05-27-2004 02:47 AM
Guest
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At least the article doesn't make any reference to GTA. They obviously didn't consider that the content of GTA was to blame.
05-27-2004 03:22 AM
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lmao is all im gonna say.
05-27-2004 03:45 AM
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its always grand theft auto that gets the blame...
05-27-2004 03:50 AM
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I think that's bullsh*t, if you'll excuse my language. I think he was making a stupid joke and knew exactly what he was doing, but he just decided to use GTA as his excuse. That, or his lawyer advised him to do that.

Afterall, there is no situation in any GTA game where you have to run out of a building that has a bomb inside.
05-27-2004 04:54 AM
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GESSUS U CANT BLAIM THE GAME.....IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO CAN PREVENT THESE THINGS FROM HAPPENIN....THE GAME ISNT A BRAIN WASHER
05-27-2004 05:31 AM
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Adidas:

I like it how all of you are saying there is no mission where you have to run out of a building because there is a bomb in it in any GTA.

What about the mission in Vice, for the Cubans? where you plant the bomb in the Haitian base?

Its not saying the game has influenced the guy to shout "Bomb get out" hes just saying because he was telling somone about a mission or what ever, that it was because of GTA.

#7, has got it right. Thats how all the "Blaming GTA" lawsuits and stuff happen. They dont wont to take the blame for some stuipd thing they did. So they blame it on somthing else. Because GTA has a wide veriaty of stuff in it. Driving, shooting, robbing ect. Its easy to blame for influencing most people do do those crimes.

:)
05-27-2004 05:42 AM
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ROFLFMAROFLFAMROFLAMRFAROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAO!!!!!TOFLAMRFORFMFAOR FOM GOMG OMG OMG!!!!ROFLMFAO ROFLMFAO ROFLAMRFAOR RAOFLRMAFOROROAFMAROFMAROFLAMRFAO!!!!!
05-27-2004 05:44 AM
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......wow.

-Zidane in school
05-27-2004 06:13 AM
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ludricous, 15 years because someone thought he was being serious? If he was being serious, he wouldn've told a hell of a lot of people real quickly and he'd probably have run around screaming it or something
05-27-2004 06:59 AM
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[b] moral of this: never let retarded people play rated M games[/b] i may be 16 but i am sure as hell know that this is only a game...since i play it anyways..

-Viper300000
05-27-2004 07:02 AM
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-Cleitan
I see no crime actually commited, OK there was miscommunication between a guy and soemone evesdropping on him, but he really commited no crime and in fact he was shouting what he was shouting with reason which was proven by the person on the other line of the phone. GTA isnt to blame and niether is the guy who said it.... The cause of all this bullcrap is whoever is pressing charges..

BTW, In all the GTA games there is a bomb in one building or another that you have to run from.
05-27-2004 07:46 AM
Tech
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This is Stupid.

oh yeah i remeber haveing to plant a Bomb But you had to plant sevral not one That mission was pretty hard humm :S

Is GtaGaming Gonna Follow This Story, Cus i would Really Like To know Hwta Happens to this Guy.
05-27-2004 09:20 AM
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creappy bastard

-xan
05-27-2004 09:42 AM
Guest
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what an freakin idiot
05-27-2004 09:59 AM
Joe_Smith
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!HAHAHA OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!WHAT AN IDIOT!
05-27-2004 10:14 AM
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The mission i remember with the bomb was Copland with you having to plant the bomb in the Tarbrush Cafe I believe.

This is hilarious though.
05-27-2004 11:17 AM
Guest
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such a big IDIOT
05-27-2004 11:46 AM
Carl
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[quoted from #9]
Adidas:

I like it how all of you are saying there is no mission where you have to run out of a building because there is a bomb in it in any GTA.

What about the mission in Vice, for the Cubans? where you plant the bomb in the Haitian base?
[end quote]

Find me a mission where you have to 'evacuate' people, go ahead...find me that mission and ill shut up. Because if you look at this...

There's a bomb in the building. There's a bomb in the building. Everyone needs to get out!"

hmm...everyone needs to GET OUT. I dont remember a mission like this?

It COULD have been the mission you were talking about, BUT, where in that mission did everyone have to get out? i dont remember that.
05-27-2004 01:29 PM
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they have noone else to blame so they blame games thats all
05-27-2004 02:41 PM
brokenfish
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fucking retarded employee needs to get a life
05-27-2004 03:17 PM
BlackCrow
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!LoL!
05-27-2004 03:19 PM
Guest
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All i got to say is. What a F.A.G
05-27-2004 05:21 PM
NightKnight
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Hmm ya the trojan voodoo mission you have some cubans with you.
05-27-2004 11:06 PM
Guest
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All i got to say is: if u wanna advise sumone about that kind of stuff,do it so noone will here!FUKIN IDIOT!
05-28-2004 05:49 AM
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WHAT A RETARD!!!
WHAT A RETARD!!!
WHAT A RETARD!!!
WHAT A RETARD!!!
WHAT A RETARD!!!
05-28-2004 10:56 AM
Guest
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Haha. Bitch.
05-28-2004 02:57 PM
Guest
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#27 how old r u?
05-28-2004 03:57 PM
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if it was any other country the guy on the other end of the hone would have thought he was pissing around .. you just have to cough and someone thinks its a terrorist, or some old dear wont open her mail cos osama is targeting her directly??? get real!
05-28-2004 06:15 PM
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IMAO
05-29-2004 07:58 PM
 

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