Kotaku is now reporting the alleged thief, Justin May, a 20 year-old from Delaware skipped bail and is on the run.
Over the weekend at the first annual PAX East gaming convention in Boston, which we faithfully attended, a young man stole the “Breach” game code, ran into the crowd, was arrested and spent time in jail.
The young man hovered around Atomic Games’ booth on the show floor and sneakily began to steal the code to the mutliplayer title.
“The suspect did admit to us several times, including as he was doing it, that he was stealing the code. He said to myself and several other team members, after being caught, that it was not a big deal, he just really liked the game and wanted to play it with his friends,” said Atomic’s David Tractenberg.
“This guy had only succeeded in copying about 14MB to his laptop before our staff caught him. Because of the work we do for military and intelligence organizations, we take security issues like this very seriously … It is fortunate for him that we caught him before any of this ended up on the internet. Many of the hackers who stole Valve’s Half-Life 2 code were tracked down by the FBI’s Cybercrime Task Force.”
Now, it should be known that this person was a little strange to begin with. At an Xbox Live policy enforcement panel at the show he openly admitted to acquiring Forza 3 illegally and playing it prior to its release. He said he wanted his GamerTag unbanned and he was shot down.
Where it gets interesting is when he randomly chose to sit down directly in front of me and attempted to start up a conversation with me. I shrugged him off, so he began talking to himself. Weird dude.