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Teens assault man, ‘copying’ video game

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Aug 14, 2012 - 19:56
  • Updated : Aug 14, 2012 - 19:56
Five teenage members of a motorcycle gang assaulted a drunken man, apparently copying scenes from a violent video game, police said on Tuesday.

They attacked the 31-year-old man, who was sitting on the curb of a road in Gwank-gu, southern Seoul, at around 4 a.m. on Sunday.

Police believe they were trying to copy a scene from “Grand Theft Auto IV.”

The computer game, rated over-18, features the main character wielding guns and escaping in stolen vehicles including motor bikes. The teens did not have a gun.

The police said they requested arrest warrants for two of the teens and booked the three other attackers without detention.

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