Cops Say GTA Inspired Teen Crime Spree

BOOM widget 118241 A group of six teens who went on a late-night crime spree in Garden City, NY are now said to have been inspired by Grand Theft Auto.

Armed with baseball bats and crowbars, the kids collectively robbed a man of cash, stole cigarettes from a female driver, then "hit a passing van with a bat," according to Newsday. At one point the teens walked down a road, blocking traffic before harassing motorists.

"It was determined that they were emulating the character in that Grand Theft Auto game, going on a crime spree," said Nassau county police spokesman Det. Sgt. Anthony Repalone. "We got certain admissions."

All of the delinquents are set to be arraigned today at the First District Court of Hempstead.