El Fuego (phreakhead) wrote in _wtf,
El Fuego
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Cyberspace is taking over Japan

Computer characters mugged in virtual crime spree

From the article:

A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.

The thing I don't get is WTF was he charged with when he was arrested? It seems incredibly stupid to me to arrest someone for what he did in a video game! It's a game people!!! We don't see kids being arrested for fragging other players in Halo, or shooting cops in Grand Theft Auto, so why did this man get arrested for stealing something that doesn't even exist?
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