A 15-year-old Belarussian boy faces real-life trouble with the law for coming in the possession of a tank in an online game.
A 30-year-old serviceman had turned to the law enforcement authorities with an official complaint saying his email account had been hacked and passwords stolen to a game called the World of Tanks, a World War II online action game with multiple participants. The man was filled with indignation over the theft of his premium tank for which he had paid $35, Russia’s NTV channel reports.
Since the suspect, who said he had purchased the stolen tank from a friend, is only 15, criminal charges won’t be pressed and he will most likely get away with a fine, the law enforcement authorities said.
World of Tanks was created in 2010 by Belarussian game company Wargaming.net and became an instant hit. Just like the company’s World of Warplanes and World of Warships, the basic version is free to play, but extra features come for a fee.