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Ok, this is a really interesting story. And, yes, I do see this one giving video games another stigma. But not over violence.

Here are a few snips:

"A 9-year-old boy ran away from home and sneaked onto two flights before he was caught by police after missing his connection for a third flight, officials said Wednesday."

"The boy was unhappy after his family moved to Lakewood, outside Tacoma, Wash. His odyssey began Sunday when he stole a car that was left running outside a neighbor's house, only to be spotted by police near a highway intersection."

"Last month Semaj also crashed a stolen car before being caught by police in Tacoma, and more recently he was caught in Seattle in a stolen car that had run out of gas, said his mother, Sakinah Booker.

She believes he learned to drive from playing video games on a PlayStation."

Uh oh.

"Booker said her son dislikes the neighborhood where the family lives and is afraid of a sex offender who lives nearby."

Nah, it's the video game's fault, everybody knows that. :/
Seriously, though, how does the 9 year old know this? I know the parent would probably know, but how would the child know specifically?

Or maybe he doesn't know specific details and she's only making it sound like he does. Who knows.

Still, now it's driving games that are to blame for teaching kids how to run away from home.

Any takers on bets that this will become the cry of certain individuals, organizations, and/or politicians?


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