A resident of Alexandria, Minnesota contacted the police earlier this month to report that someone entered his house and changed the settings on his PlayStation 4. Of course they did.
A 19-year-old man from St. George, Utah, faces felony domestic abuse criminal mischief charges after allegedly beating the living hell out a custom Harley-Davidson after his stepfather turned the Xbox off.
Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don't leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbor found it, didn't know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people.
Be kind, rewind: The woman who was looking at jail time—a month behind bars—for failing to return an overdue movie rental has seen charges against her dropped. Good thing, too; the law she broke, like VHS, disappeared years ago.
Someone at a Halloween party in Saskatchewan nearly lost his nose. That's not in dispute. But a judge must determine if it was nearly severed by a broken beer bottle or by a very sharp shield carried by someone dressed up as Dark Link from The Legend of Zelda.
A 13-year-old in the U.K. admitted to raping his 8-year-old sister, telling police he had been watching porn on his Xbox 360 when he "decided to try it out." The gut-wrenching case adds fuel to the controversy there over whether and how access to online pornography should be controlled.
A 19-year-old Nampan (that's the demonym for Nampa, Idaho) is in the slammer after police there say they caught him cutting through the roof of a pawn shop and making off with an Xbox he had pawned.
NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, Pa.—Whether he was taking advantage of a loading dock mistake or had someone helping on the inside, police here say a trucker from New Jersey drove away with 144 Xbox 360s and then sold them off. He was extradited this week after he was arrested trying to flee the country.
OLATHE, Kansas—A man fled his burning home early Friday morning but re-entered it to rescue his games console, according to a local news report. The Xbox, whose identity (original, 360, or Xbox One) could not be confirmed, was apparently unharmed.
The founder of the Ultracade, a MAME-type arcade cabinet that once was a status item among video game connoisseurs, will spend the next two years in a federal prison for secretly copying and selling video games and code whose rights he had sold to another company.
Armed robbery is a violent crime; with priors, you're looking at a really long stretch in the state pen if you get caught. So it's prudent to call ahead and make sure the game store you're robbing has the title you want. In Tennessee, one robber wanted to be sure his local GameStop had Just Dance 2014.
Cops in Chicago say a 13-year-old boy killed his 16-year-old cousin on Sunday morning, following a day in which the two had argued "about an Xbox" according to a police report.
A month after bandits stole nine PlayStation 4s from an Indianapolis GameStop, armed robbers stormed another store in the same city, making off with 15 Xbox Ones in a pre-Christmas heist that left employees and customers tied up in a store room.
A Florida man is in jail without bond after authorities say he broke a one-month-old child's leg when he was interrupted from a video game to change the infant's diaper.
A Las Vegas woman was tied to a chair for six hours, had her head shaved and was forced to take pills and drink alcoholic drinks while her captors demanded a PSP as ransom, according to local news reports yesterday. Both suspects are still at large.
A shrewd lawman in a town outside of New Orleans has a novel approach to putting a stop to a recent wave of pellet-gun vandalism: Offer an Xbox One as a reward. Maybe that'll get someone to fink on these twerps.
In the new console generation, the PlayStation 4 appears to be the second best choice—for robbers in Indianapolis that is.
A man in Colorado Springs got (sunglasses) fleeced when he met a dude to buy a PlayStation 4 and ended up with a box of towels. That said, they do dry you off a lot better than the Xbox One.
Parker! Parker! Get out there and get me some pictures of that menace! He tried to steal an Xbox One! Maybe that's news? What do I pay you people for?!
The PlayStation 4 had two day-one robberies in the same city, but the clear winner in next-generation crime has to be the Xbox One. Fifty-eight of the consoles were stolen—and stolen a week ago—in Memphis, Tenn., where one unlucky customer has just been arrested.