Starfield leaker arrested for theft after allegedly stealing and selling copies of the game
A leaker known as Tyrone was reportedly arrested yesterday after uploading a review and footage of the game before its official release, with the physical copy allegedly stolen from the warehouse where he worked.
- According to Reddit user u/TheBlueRabbit11, the individual was arrested in Tennessee for marijuana possession and felony theft of property valued between $2,500 and $10,000. This comes less than a week after he uploaded footage of the first 40 minutes from Bethesda's upcoming space RPG, Starfield.
- The leaker essentially confirmed on multiple occasions on social media and in his videos that he stole many goods from the warehouse where he worked, which he then sold via his Mercari profile. Walls of the goods in question are still available on the store, including a bundle of 60 copies of Just Dance 2022, 40 copies of Ghosts of Tsushima, and, of course, multiple copies of Starfield's standard, premium, and constellation editions for the Xbox Series X/S.
- The leaker also apologized to game director Todd Howard while praising the game in a follow-up review. While it wasn't exactly his cup of tea, he said that he meant "no offense, man," and that it was a "good game". This video is likely to have aided in his arrest, as the leaker exposed his face to even more people, and his name and list of stolen items were already widely available online.
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