November 27, 2006 - People will do anything for a PlayStation 3, including faking a robbery. On November 16, one day prior to the launch of Sony's PS3, a GameStop employee, Robert Hodge, reported that he was held up at gunpoint. Hodge and fellow employee Gerald Keys told police that the robbers had made away with several PS3s.
That appears to have been a lie. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that both men were arrested last week under suspicion of filing a false police report and stealing four PlayStation 3 consoles from their own store. Police did not reveal specifics as to why they believed the men were lying about the robbery. "Our detectives were able to gather information that wasn't consistent with a robbery," Officer Christopher Trim said.
The stolen merchandise has not been recovered. However, each PS3 has a unique barcode which may allow Sony to track the consoles if they are ever connected online.
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