Changed PS4 Settings Are Not A Good Reason To Call The Police

Changed PS4 Settings Are Not A Good Reason To Call The Police

A resident of Alexandria, Minnesota, contacted the police earlier this month to report that someone entered his house and changed the settings on his PlayStation 4. Of course they did.

Reader Matt sent us this clipping from his local Echo Press newspaper indicating the report, which was placed on December 6. I imagine he did so after a prolonged bout of staring at the paragraph, squinting his eyes and tilting his head, obviously distraught about his crime-ridden town. Why, earlier that same day police were called because "someone left garbage and a bag of animal feces on a driveway." I'm guessing it was the same perpetrator.

I'd also like to imagine that this entire incident was just the worst excuse for a lost Call of Duty round ever, and the guy called the police just to follow through on his claim. That's dedication.

Echo Press Police Blotter: December 10 [Echo Press]


    I like to believe that 'changing the PS4 settings' was the sole and primary goal.

    Like that (potentially urban myth) example of the guy who complained that someone broke into his home and stole his TV's remote control. Nothing else, just the remote... but now the thief sometimes drives by and changes the channels at random. Magnificent bastard.

      When I was working as a locksmith we had a woman who spent thousands getting a infrared security system installed because she was convinced the ghost of Jesus was coming into her house at night and turning her Buddha statues around to face the wall.

      Another guy spent a large amount on full on lockdown security because he was convinced ASIO was trying to assassinate him after he called Bob Brown a pedophile on Facebook.

    I'd love to know what settings were changed! Was it the theme, or did the perpetrator change the primary account (or add a secondary account)? What about the network settings!?

    This seems made up 'cause there's hardly any settings to change on the PS4.

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