Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

Drug fugitive caught thanks to Warcraft addiction

0

Oh the irony! A man wanted on drug charges fell prey an addiction of his own -- tracked down by cops thanks to his obsession with World of Warcraft. Alfred Hightower of Howard County, Indiana fled to Canada to avoid the rap for his drug dealing ways, only to be tracked down in Azeroth.

Detective Matt Robertson had learned of Hightower's WoW addiction after gathering information from a childhood friend of the dealer. He subpoenaed Activision Blizzard for more details, and was able to receive the tools he needed to track Hightower down. 

"They don’t have to respond to us, and I was under the assumption that they wouldn’t," states Robertson. "It had been three or four months since I had sent the subpoena. I just put it in the back of my mind and went on to do other things. Then I finally got a response from them. They sent me a package of information. They were very cooperative. It was nice that they were that willing to provide information."

A bit of hypocritical for Blizzard to condemn a drug dealer considering what they sell. 

WOW Playing Fugitive Busted with Help of Blizzard [GamePolitics]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jim SterlingThank God // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1567


 



#halt criminal scum! #Help is on the way! #MMO #PC #World of Warcraft
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer