The AP has reported that a 6-year-old Virginia boy who missed his bus tried to drive to school in his family's sedan — and crashed. The boy fortunately suffered only minor injuries. His parents were charged with child endangerment.
And here’s the punch line: The boy told police he learned to drive watching Grand Theft Auto.
This story at its core level is tragic. A six-year-old child, unsupervised by his sleeping mother, endangers himself and others in an automobile that he felt empowered to operate after watching a mature rated video game that glorifies auto theft, prostitution and murder. Rich.
What’s remarkable is that while you need a permit to go fishing, anyone have children.