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Man on LSD thought he was playing ‘Grand Theft Auto’ as he led cops on chase, police say

A guy from Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S. told the cops that he was high on LSD and thought he was inside GTA, a popular third-person perspective game when he stole a car from the street in front of police and then involved in a 40-mile-long high-speed chase.

Credits: Oregon State Police

Two county deputies and were waiting for a tow truck to pick up a car. Anthony Clark got inside the car and drove off. He crashed several times on the roadway and after many attempts, a police patrol car managed to stop the car by bumping the rear of the car to cause Clark’s car to spin out.

Clark also tried hitting the patrol car and then fled the car. Later, he entered a house and eventually arrested when he was trying to get into another car, according to the several reports. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Clark confessed to being under the influence of drugs and apparently was in a dream-land while he was being questioned by the authorities. According to a document, Clark initially got into the car after getting out of the passenger’s side of a pickup stopped nearby.

A police officer wrote in the document that he walked up to him to make him aware of his crime i.e. he was stealing the car. He got into the car before the officer could bar him and he used the keys that were still in the ignition, which he used to steal the car. The officer was able to catch him by his t-shirt but apparently, Clark was able to get away. He nearly dragged the officer with him, due to which the officer had to leave him.

Clark is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, interfering with a police officer, reckless endangering, reckless driving and offensive littering.

He is yet to appear in front of a court.

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