Why are so many PSPs being stolen? It seems commonplace to read stories of PSP systems being stolen from hapless individuals. This time, a sick child waiting for a heart transplant had his PSP stolen. Dominic Villanueba (pictured, right) is accused of stealing Juan Martinez's PSP by tricking the boy into handing over the PSP to him by asking how the game worked. Thankfully, the culprit was caught.
Although by the time Villanueba was caught, the system had been displaced. Thankfully, the story has a cheerful end: the sheriffs of Adams County pooled some money together and bought the child a replacement system. "He's just a little kid. I don't like bullies," Robbins said. "That's what it seemed like to me, one older kid picking on a little kid ... We couldn't let the bad guys win."
[Thanks, Rodrigo H.!]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
8-09-2008 @ 9:34AM
That explains why PSP sales are always higher then the DS. They should add an online authentication system that locks PSPs and GPSs its location if reported stolen. Or provide a free dagger as a pack-in with each console.
8-09-2008 @ 9:41AM
what an ass...he couldve just bought one
8-09-2008 @ 7:00PM
wtf is wrong with you not onty was the poor kid getting an organ transplant but he got his psp stolen maybe the poor kid spent a years allowance on the thing and his parents couldnt afford another and you have the audacity to call him an ass for accepting the kind gesture of the police force? pardon me but the only ass here is you
8-10-2008 @ 10:00AM
Boogs, I'm pretty sure he meant that the thief was the ass, not the kid. lol so yeah calm down, it's just a misunderstanding
8-10-2008 @ 10:00AM
I think the "Ass" was the guy that stole it. He's the one that could have bought one instead of stealing it.
8-13-2008 @ 10:28AM
yea dude i meant the theif was an asss i feel bad for the kid
8-09-2008 @ 9:44AM
Lord Bowser said...
The kid must have been heartbroken.
8-09-2008 @ 12:40PM
Let me know if you ever have a child who is waiting for an organ transplant so that I can crack jokes at his expense... ass.
8-09-2008 @ 10:58AM
HAHA thats just wrong!
8-09-2008 @ 1:59PM
8-09-2008 @ 10:05AM
Rodrigo Hernandez said...
Such a sad thing. Stealing from a little kid is one thing, but a kid getting a heart transplant,that's just foul. I bet you that, that kid needs that enjoy more than the guy that stole it.
Thanks for picking up the story :)
And yes I'm new here, I just lurk this blog and the... oppisite blog,. if you know what I mean.
8-09-2008 @ 11:29AM
hey, for all you know, this guy needed to steal to feed his starving crack addiction. cut him some slack.
8-09-2008 @ 1:21PM
police are the real heroes! take that dark knight! hoowah!
8-09-2008 @ 2:08PM
Pfft. Bruce Wayne could have BUILT the kid a PSP 4. ;P
8-09-2008 @ 6:29PM
You mean bought. He's rich and knows how to fight, thats all. Morgan Freeman would have built it.
8-10-2008 @ 2:40PM
damn thieves deserves to get locked up >=(
8-10-2008 @ 4:32PM
IMO, locking up wont solve anything, more like, better educated so they will never steal again, too bad it wont go through their thick rogue skulls...
But people dont steal for no reason, unless they seriously are [email protected]...
8-11-2008 @ 12:47PM
I hope this waste of carbon drops the soap.
8-11-2008 @ 7:17PM
Paul (PSN: heypaul) said...
Who is Robbins? You quote him with no context as if you had already mentioned him in the article. You guys don't really put much effort into the PSP side these days, huh?