Whenever you buy anything employed, it’s various kinds of a poop hit. You hope you’re get a great deal, but it’s certainly kind of a play. Sometimes you prevail, sometimes you lose, sometimes you wind up with something completely unexpected and illegal.
Just ask Havana, Florida, inhabitant Kayla McAllister, who took her eleven-year-old son to GameStop, a worldwide video game retail chain, to exchange some old-fashioned tournaments for new ones.
They purchased a exploited copy of Grand Theft Auto V , a game known for glamorizing brutality, drug use, and felony, so there’s that.
But she had no idea that to purchase a facsimile would result in actually coming in contact with pharmaceuticals, but stun!
During the games interminable install process, her son who, let’s remember, is eleven years old decided to look through video games manual and emanated across good-for-nothing other than a minuscule luggage of meth.
Oddly enough, the same exact stuff happened in Lake Charles, Louisiana back in September. Another eleven-year-old boy, another exploited tournament from GameStop, another pouch of meth.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, McAllister fumed about what could have happened ifher son hadn’tbrought the packet to her immediately, or if her three-year-old daughter had felt it instead.
Thats why I didnt sleep all last-place darknes. My three-year-old daughter tears[ her sons] tournaments apart ,” she supposed.” And had he not received it an[ sic] she did this could have gone so differently. Because we would have never known it came from the game. She could have died, and I would have invested the rest of my life wondering where it even came from.
Of course she instantly called the police, who confirmed that the substance was certainly methamphetamine.
So what about GameStop?
So the district manager announced me an offered me a f* cking permutation video game ,” McAllister told Kotaku .” Offered to send it in the mail so Iwouldnt have to go in the accumulate. Um , no thank you. I will not be using your busines again.
GameStop has since issued a statement 😛 TAGEND
We are disappointed to hear about its own experience one of our customers lately had when purchasing a pre-owned video game from one of our local Tallahassee, Florida storages. We operate diligently to ensure the quality of our pre-owned items are like new. Unfortunately, in this environment our exhaustive process fell short. We are particularly concerned that this incident come, and are working with the local police department to support them in their investigation.
The takeaway? Check all your pre-owned activities, especially if “youve had” teenagers or are on probation for prior dope charges.
You might be getting more than you bargained for.