Kid Has 30 Games, DS Stolen While Visiting Sick Man In Hospital

Kid Has 30 Games, DS Stolen While Visiting Sick Man In Hospital

And, get this, it's the dude he was visiting who's accused of stealing them.

The Star Tribune (via Game Politics) reports that Dave A. Schmotter, who was recently sick in hospital, has been charged with the theft of two Nintendo DS systems and "between 30 to 40 video games" from an eight year-old boy. Who, along with his mother (a friend of Schmotter), was there to visit him. And had even brought him some McDonalds to eat.

Surveillance cameras in the hospital reportedly caught Schmotter picking up the bag containing the kid's gear — containing an estimated $US1000 worth of hardware and games — while he and his mother were distracted, and hanging it over his IV drip to hide it.

Schmotter has a lengthy criminal past, but still. "Dave steals anything he can get his hands on," said the mother to local police. "This is really low."

The kid's bag, including all the stuff, have been returned.


Comments

    Fucking collectors.

    There remains an unanswered question...

    Why was the kid carrying so much stuff? Two DS systems and a metric ton of games is a lot for a kid to carry with him.

    Also, if you read the full article, the parent and child just leave them on a bench (in what it sounds like a recreational area) while they go to where some computers are, so you have to think that if the chance of it going walkabout would be pretty high.

    Jeebus, Luke. Learn to write like a proper decent human being.

    The Star Tribune (via Game Politics) reports that Dave A. Schmotter, who was recently sick in hospital, has been charged with the theft of two Nintendo DS systems and “between 30 to 40 video games” from an eight year-old boy. Who, along with his mother (a friend of Schmotter), was there to visit him. And had even brought him some McDonalds to eat.

    You can't start a sentence with the word "Who" - you can start a question with that word but not a sentence.

    Let me help you out here:
    The Star Tribune (via Game Politics) reports that Dave A. Schmotter, who was recently sick in hospital, has been charged with the theft of two Nintendo DS systems and “between 30 to 40 video games” from an eight year-old boy. The boy and his mother (a friend of Schmotter), were there to visit him and had even brought him some McDonalds.

      Give him a break. He's a gaming journalist.

        That's an excuse to be grammatically retarded?

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