Want Some Drugs? Buy GTA IV, Search Manual, Get Ecstasy!


Only in the UK is where you’ll find news like this.  Richard Thornhill, a father of two living in Gloucestershire, England went to a Gamestation store in Cheltenham to pick up a used copy of GTA IV. While the game was used, he decided to purchase the game from Gamestation, a video game retailer. When he opened the XBox 360 Grand Theft Auto IV manual, he discovered a film wrapped item. In it were 4 ecstasy tablets.

“When I opened the box up, the cling film wrap fell out. I could not believe it,” Thornhill said. “I have two children and my son plays Xbox all the time. He could easily have opened the box and found them. I dread to think what the consequences would have been if he had. He is only 12. He could have died.”

While the game is meant for 18 and over in the UK (Rated M in the US) why was this game purchased for this 12 year old?  Why did they also pay close to $45 for a used title.  Why are Father and Son touching heads in the pic?  All these questions will surely be answered in the comments below.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever found in a used game? Me, a stick of Double-mint gum. Still had flavor…


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Judging from the dad’s sunken in eyes, I’d say the ecstasy pills are his. Probably bought on the way home from getting the game, threw them in the case so he wouldn’t be caught by his wife. His kid, too eager to wait, probably snatched the game out of his dad’s hands and opened it up…BOOM goes the dynamite.

  2. haha@ Boom there goes the dynamite, Family Guy reference!


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