One does not tunnel into GameStop, unless of course they plan on robbing the place blind. Then they just need to prepare to be charged with felony burglary, just like Steven Paul Archer of Chuckey, Tennessee.
Archer was arrested by police yesterday for allegedly breaking into an empty store adjacent to a GameStop in Greeneville, Tennessee, and then tunneling through the wall between the two spaces in order to strip the video game retailer of its shiny electronic entertainment and spendable cash.
The crime was discovered on the morning of January 4. According to authorities the person responsible made away with $288.55 in cash and $5,342 in merchandise.
I attempted to contact the store in question in order to find out what it was like to come into to work and discover a giant gaping hole in the wall, but the exact location wasn't detailed in the original story. I called around a bit, and the nice woman that answered the phone at the 3101 West Market Street location in Johnson City told me she was not allowed to comment on the story.
A GameStop employee not commenting on a story? Corporate should probably give her a medal!
The moral of the story here is that we need to stop looking to violent games as the inspiration for crimes and get right to the root of the problem: Dig Dug.
Chuckey Man Arrested In Tunneling Break-In [GreenevilleSun.com]