Tyrone McMillan sentenced
Updated: 4/13/2006 4:57 PM
By: Capital News 9 Web Staff
The Troy man who thought he could outrun police because of his video game skills has learned his fate.
Tyrone McMillan will spend seven years behind bars for second-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault. He received two seven-year sentences, but they will be served concurrently.
McMillan pleaded guilty to the charges in March.
The chase happened on Aug. 5 when police said they tried to pull McMillan over because of a parole violation. He took off in his SUV with his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter and 10-year-old cousin in the vehicle.
The girls managed to jump from the car while it was moving slowly on a 787 on-ramp.
The chase went on for a total of 55 minutes, ending when McMillan slammed into two cars -- one of them was a police cruiser. A Troy police officer was treated at an area hospital and released.
McMillan later told police he thought he could outrun them because he played the PlayStation video game "Grand Theft Auto."
After serving time, McMillan will be on post-release supervision for 10 years.
As we all know, a console game is a perfect substitution for reality...
Blame Rockstargames as much as you want, but i prefer that you consider this idiot to be the real troublemaker here.
"It's only a game"
Whats next? Unreal tournament on the parkinglot?