A college football fan decided before the big game, it would be a great idea to steal a truck, kidnap a woman, and hit nine parked cars.
According to the police report, officers in the Baton Rouge Police Department were called onto the scene in response to a stolen vehicle caught driving erratically across the road.
Witnesses stated that they had seen the owner of the truck pull up to a local bar, and had left the vehicle running with a female companion sitting in the passenger seat.
That’s when Zachary Burgess decided to make his Grand Theft Auto dreams come true by jumping in and attempting to steal the truck.
The woman in the truck was held against her will. She claimed Burgess “forcibly” kept her in the truck.
Upon acheiving the goal of attaining a vehicle, Burgess ran into nine parked cars while trying to flee. The woman managed to escape the truck.
During questioning, Burgess allegedly told the officer he “wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.”
The car thief wannabe was arrested and charged with car theft, nine counts of hit and run, and simple kidnapping. His bail was set at 80,000 and he was released on Sunday after posting it.
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