They posed as cops so they could play as crooks, police say.

A trio of over-eager video gamers– one an auxiliary NYPD officer, another the son of a retired officer — posed as cops to cut hundreds of people on a midnight line to buy the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game in the Staten Island Mall Tuesday, authorities allege.

They even drove off in a car with a lights-and-sirens package installed, according to police.

The video game allows players to take on the roles of three hardened criminals in the fictional California city of Los Santos.

But instead of playing as three criminals, they ended up charged as three criminals.

Source: NYPD say three posed as police on Staten Island to get early copy of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

 

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