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Shahar26
09-04-2008, 04:30 AM
http://kotaku.com/5044866/grand-theft-auto-helps-preteen-rescue-family-from-crashed-car

While we've seen countless story regarding children using Grand Theft Auto as their inspiration to do wrong, it's extremely rare that we see news about GTA being cited as a cause for good. It happened on August 27th around 9pm, as the Norris family of five was heading to Diamond, Illinois to visit relatives. Their 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee swerved off the road, hitting a guardrail and flipping four times before coming to a stop, caving in the roof and smashing out the back window. With her mother hanging upside down and her father pinned against the steering wheel, 11-year-old Audrey Plique climbed out of the back window and helped her parents and two younger siblings escape the car. The motivation for her heroic act, according to her mother Karen Norris?

"She just knew, from playing 'Grand Theft Auto.' She saw on there that when a car rolls over, it can blow up. She knew that could happen to us"

I know, I had to make sure the story was true as well, going so far as to call the story's writer, Craig Wieczorkiewicz, to verify the details. "It's amazing the sort of information that comes out when you ask the right questions," he offered, after I commented on the rarity of such stories.

So yes, the Grand Theft Auto series can easily become the scapegoat for any number of crimes, but it can also inspire heroism in the heart of a preteen girl with an unrealistic grasp on automobile physics. Of course this will be discounted as a freak occurrence by those that choose to believe violent games cause violent children, but for us the story can serve as an example of video games teaching us helpful, if relatively inaccurate things.


What's next, GTA classes at school ;)

MindFlare
09-04-2008, 04:39 AM
Wow! Best story ever!

Duzza
09-04-2008, 04:54 AM
Finally getting the respect it deserves!!

counter_puncher
09-04-2008, 12:47 PM
oH yEAH! i kNEW aLL tHOSE hOURS oF gTA wERE wORTH iT! nOW i kNOW tHAT wHEN yOU sHOOT thE bIT whERE yOU pUT thE gAS iN thE cAR bLOWS uP!

abenguyen
09-04-2008, 02:28 PM
yea GTA ftw. and counter puncher whats up with ur font, its so trippy

Vincent Left
09-04-2008, 07:22 PM
Little Audrey should've know that if she can push the Cherokee into a garage and close the gate quick enough, it will be a brand new one after she reopen it - despite of its previous condition (up-side-down or burning).

superstition
09-04-2008, 07:38 PM
And yet moving someone with certain injuries can cause worse harm.

I think if you move someone who has a broken neck they can die, but I'm not sure.

Docalex007
09-04-2008, 08:02 PM
Uhhhh...

"She just knew, from playing 'Grand Theft Auto.' She saw on there that when a car rolls over, it can blow up. She knew that could happen to us"

This is pretty much impossible. It cannot blow up. Somebody tell this poor child.

Ignorant Genius
09-04-2008, 08:43 PM
Uhhhh...



This is pretty much impossible. It cannot blow up. Somebody tell this poor child.

Ummmm........yes it can.

Hot Sauce
09-04-2008, 09:14 PM
Uhhhh...



This is pretty much impossible. It cannot blow up. Somebody tell this poor child.

Cars are not supposed to leak gas when they roll, but cars still CAN blow up in these situations.