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PSP theft on the rise, cancer patient's PSP stolen


What is the world coming to? This next story of PSP theft is a true tearjerker. Kyle Springs, a seven year old cancer patient on his way to a chemotherapy appointment in Dallas gets his PSP stolen. Not only that, but his school homework, medicine, and medical records were also taken. Worst of all, it happened the day before his birthday. Tragic.

There is some good news, however. Officers from the Dallas Police Department presented Kyle with a new PSP, and also raised more than $1,000 to pay for the lost medication. The PSP was important to Kyle; his mother stated that videogames helped alleviate the pain her son's condition inflicted.

While Kyle's story is heartbreaking, it does raise some valid questions. Why is PSP theft seemingly on the rise? And most of all, is there really anything we can do to stop it?

More PSP theft! Dude, get your own, indeed

We almost think people read about PSP thefts on this site, get excited, and want their time in the spotlight. Let us say it again: we do not condone PSP theft and we will mock you if you do it. Like this latest entry in the ongoing saga of "steal the PSP from someone younger than you".

A 13-year-old was at GameStop watching his brother play on the Wii the store has on display when three teenagers came up and started interrogating the kid about his limited edition Darth Vader PSP, like whether or not it had any movies on it. The kid said no, took it out to check the time (apparently watches and cell phones don't work anymore ... not that a 13-year-old has any real reason to own a cell phone), and it was snatched away. Did it really take three teens to ask a kid a question and steal a PSP? Only if they're cowards who need confirmation of their awesomeness from each other. Except they're not awesome; they're idiots.

More PSP theft: 9 year old girl mugged for handheld

We almost feel like we've heard this story before. It seems as if the PSP is growing more and more popular in the teenage theft market. This time, we got wind of a 9 year old girl walking with some friends, carrying her beloved PSP with her. Sounds like a wonderful day in the park, yeah? Until the 16-18 year old male approaches the girl, kicks her in the leg, steals her PSP, and dashes off into the distance. That really is pathetic, though. She's 9. The kick was entirely unnecessary -- unless the guy really thought he couldn't overpower her. Foolish criminals.

[via Kotaku, via GayGamer]



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