In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Vincent T. Anderson, 19, from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Marcus E. Jones, 27, of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, have been charged with first stealing a car and then hitting pedestrians in what they described as a game akin to “Grand Theft Auto.”
Anderson (left) is facing the worst charges with assault first degree, tampering first degree, felony leaving the scene of an accident and felony resisting arrest.
Jones, 27, was charged with tampering second degree and resisting arrest.
Six runners were going through an intersection when the couple allegedly plowed into three of the joggers. Police say that the two soon abandoned the car but were found walking nearby.
One of those hit was university provost Ron Rosati, who says that he actually waved at the two men idling in the intersection just before they ran into the group. The two later allegedly described the hitting of the runners as “fun” and like a real-life version of “Grand Theft Auto.” If true, they might not want to adopt that analogy for the jury. Indeed, this would seem a good case for a plea. They have been very fortunate not to be facing an attempted murder charge since the police have concluded that the hitting of the runners was “deliberate.”
Source: KFVS as first seen on Reddit