New Zealand man chooses jail over Xbox

New Zealand prisoner under house arrest asked to serve out the remaining month of his sentence in prison because he had run out of Xbox games to play.

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A 19-year-old man under house arrest in Whangarei, New Zealand, has pleaded with police to serve out the final stretch of his 11-month sentence in jail because he was "sick of playing Xbox."

Regional newspaper the Northern Advocate reports (via NeoGAF) that the man rang police on Tuesday to say he had "run out of Xbox games to play" and would breach his home detention if he wasn't placed in jail to serve out the remaining month of his sentence.

The man is now serving in Northland Region Corrections Facility, which serves 548 prisoners and ranges from minimum to high security detention.

The Northern Advocate reports that judges in New Zealand's Northland region have said home arrest is not as easy a sentence as it might sound.

Under the house arrest laws in New Zealand, prisoners are required to stay indoors and are placed under electronic surveillance. The maximum sentence for house arrest under New Zealand law is 12 months.

Discussion

508 comments
KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Guess he didn't play Grand Theft Auto. San Andreas (or IV depending on which XBOX they're talking about) alone could have kept him busy for a week !!! 

91210user
91210user

Maybe trading his Xbox games with his inmates or something!

anigmha
anigmha

Jeez, read a book, learn to cook, study music, take an online course, etc.

If you can't find other things to do, you have nothing to contribute to society and deserve to be in jail.

bakasora
bakasora

I thought he read about the news about the new Xbox1, thus the reaction

Cillah187
Cillah187

Imagine what would have happened if they offered him ealry access to the Xbox ONE.

Poor guy woulda asked for the chair.

johnbesi
johnbesi

Thats what happens when you have only Halo and Gears of war to play and you like it in the S. :-)

klonoa53
klonoa53

I liked my 360, when there were games to... oh...

Daian
Daian

I think he might be borderline retarded, just order more games for a different platform or watch movies or whatever.

Vatusus
Vatusus

lol no gamez xbox 360

DjTIEST0
DjTIEST0

why the hell is this article even posted god 

edant79
edant79

Shoot, I only wish I could stay home and game, instead of having to work for a living.


That whole "crime doesn't pay" line is bullshit.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

There's other consoles, idiot.  How can you run out of games?

cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

Who are you trying to fool. He gets better drugs in jail.

UnstoppableKARL
UnstoppableKARL

Oh well.  The inmates won't be bored of laying pipe to that fresh meat.

javalino
javalino

He  should by a PC and  L2P.  

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Hmmm, a lot of people in prison in this country tend to have ps3/xbox, so he may be in for a nasty suprise... Other than the buttsex of course.

tim1935
tim1935

So this guy has no idea how to entertain himself?  lol  I think I'd be good for years.

IJONOI
IJONOI

Can he not shop online to get new games?

minkbikini
minkbikini

obviously a Darwin candidate ... (too stupid to survive)

timdogg42069
timdogg42069

This is one of the greatest things I have ever heard LMFAO

Zid96
Zid96

360 or 3 free meals a bed, work out time. If it wasnt for the whole rape or shank think would be a sweet deal.

supa_stud
supa_stud

Should have gone to Playstation

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

Why didn't he try playing the games upside-down?  Its a totally different experience.

Vastano
Vastano

Thanks, Gamespot! If I ever need a list of Xbox and Playstation fanboys, all I need to do is refer to the comment section of this article.

DrKill09
DrKill09

That's okay, when he gets out, maybe his console will finally be done with the repairs...  :P 

wetblanketparade
wetblanketparade

I can understand this.  I recently got an xbox and I was going through all the Gears of War games and when I got to Judgement I could not be bothered.

mtnjak
mtnjak

Poor guy.  Should have bought a PS3.   

OldSchoolPlaya
OldSchoolPlaya

What an idiot. I'd rather be bored at home, than bored in jail.

sergiodoom
sergiodoom

Play Red Dead Redemption gettin a 100% you'll spend the month you have left.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Daian Or do nothing. Doing nothing at home has to be a lot better than doing nothing  in prison.

jecomans
jecomans

@Thanatos2k Can't go out and buy a new console? Doesn't have money for a new console? Spent 10 months straight playing XBox and really has played everything worth playing? No, or limited, internet and money to download games? Prison doesn't pay very well, you know?  

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Weasley28 You just had to be "that guy". There's always one of you around. Oh I hate the blah blah fanboys, or if you don't like it, why did you click on this article? And just because someone is enjoying a particular console doesn't mean you have to hate the industry, WTF. Also, all fanboys are terrible, it's not just Sony.

tushwacker
tushwacker

@Weasley28 agreed.. I really wish the 'like' button had never been invented.. it would cut down so much on the melodramatic, rude comments if none of their peers could encourage them with 'thumbs up'.

Andreas117x
Andreas117x

You brain dead the consoles aren't the case here. He just got bored to death

edant79
edant79

@tushwacker  

Oh, stop being babies.

If PlayStation has any fanboys, its the ones who jumped the fence on your side at the end of this gen.

Falcon1093
Falcon1093

@Andreas117x You gonna go through all the comments and flip out on everyone who even sneezes the wrong way towards the Xbox?

mtnjak
mtnjak

@Andreas117x Wow, "brain dead"?  That's quite a statement for someone who doesn't even know me.  As a PS3 fan I was quite obviously joking.  Oh, well.  At least I got my own joke. ; )

Andreas117x
Andreas117x

Actually laugh with your fellow ps3 fanboys which the only thing they do is hate xbox. Then I will laugh when xbox make more sales

mtnjak
mtnjak

@Andreas117x Well, what would be the fun in that?  I wouldn't be able to comment on the Xbox if I were in a PS forum now would I?  Relax.  At least you're not in jail!  LOL

Andreas117x
Andreas117x

Your jokes would be more clearly in the ps forums not here. Oh and enough with the lack of games just wait for e3 god damnit