An eleven year old boy in (where else?) Florida recently bought a used copy of Grand Theft Auto V for the XBox One at GameStop and got a BONUS bag of meth hidden inside the instruction booklet. His mom is not thrilled about it though, despite the fact she just bought Grand Theft Auto for an eleven year old. *shrug* I guess you have to draw the line somewhere.
Today i took my son to gamestop in Tallahassee to trade in games and get some new ones. When he opened the booklet inside one of the pre owned games he ( MY ELEVEN YEAR OLD SON!!!!!!!) found this. A baggie of f*cking meth! Clearly the game was not properly checked when it was traded in and because of the carelessness i could have lost a child. Thankfully He brought it right to us and said what is this?
As stated in a police report filed with the Gasden County Sheriff's Office and obtained by Kotaku, officers called to the scene performed a field test on the white substance, which came up positive for methamphetamine.
After the incident, GameStop reached out to the family to offer a free replacement game, which the mother declined because, and I quote, "Um, no thank you I will not be using your company again." I mean, sure, GameStop should probably check their pre-owned games for drugs a little more thoroughly (which, if successful, could lead to an entirely new revenue stream), but still -- you bought your tween Grand Theft Auto V. According to the game's ESRB rating of M for Mature, those drugs really should have fallen into the hands of someone 17+. RELATED: I once found some paper acid in a wallet I bought at the thrift store but it was too old to still be chemically active, or my roommate is really great at hiding it when he's tripping.
Thanks to Matt, who informed me these pre-order exclusives are getting out of hand.