Just when you think your day couldn’t get any weirder, news broke of a Florida mom who bought a used copy of Grand Theft Auto V for her 11-year-old son only to discover a surprise.
According to Kotaku, Kayla McAllister bought a used copy of GTA V from the local GameStop for her 11-year old son.
When they got home her son started to install the game, and while waiting for it to complete the installation he started paging through the game’s manual. Unfortunately, he quickly discovered that the game’s previous owner had left a little care package hidden inside the manual. Jip, you guessed it, Kayla McAllister’s son had found what seemed to be a small bag of meth hidden away in the manual. They immediately notified the police who confirmed that the substance was indeed meth.
McAllister’s main concern was that her 3-year-old daughter could have gotten hold of the bag which would have had dire consequences. Luckily, her son immediately bought the little bag to her upon discovering it.
Believe it or not, but this is the second time that an 11-year old kid discovered a bag of meth inside a used game bought at GameStop.
GameStop has responded by confirming that each used copy, including it’s manual, gets checked. They also sent the following statement to Kotaku:
“We are disappointed to hear about the experience one of our customers recently had when purchasing a pre-owned video game from one of our local Tallahassee, Florida stores. We work diligently to ensure the quality of our pre-owned items are like new. Unfortunately, in this circumstance, our thorough process fell short. We are extremely concerned that this incident occurred, and are working with the local police department to support them in their investigation.”
The store also offered McAllister a replacement copy which she declined.
Interestingly enough there is another question that kept bugging me when I heard about this story. Should an 11-year old be playing a game that is filled with (funnily enough) drug dealings, loads of F-bombs, over the top violence and, of course, loads of sex?