Someone stole Gabe Newell's minigun

An enterprising thief allegedly burgled Valve’s Bellevue workplace final June, making off with a prop (I assume) minigun and an estimated $40,000 (£32ok) price of video games and tools. The intruder shoved the products right into a wheelie bin and lugged to his automobile throughout the road.

There will likely be no jokes about this grave matter.

The suspect, 32 yr previous Shawn Shaputis, was charged on the 15th of September with one depend of housebreaking and one other for the trafficking of stolen property. The theft relieved Valve of promotional objects, memorabilia, a number of consoles, and “15-20” laptops, along with a pile of video games. He was later seen in safety footage promoting 43 of the stolen video games to GameStop for $336 (£270).

“Shaputis told police ‘he got so many items, he didn’t even remember what it all was,’ adding that he threw ‘random items’ into a rolling recycling bin he used to tote the stolen goods out of Valve’s 11th floor office”, Polygon quoted from court docket paperwork. And in fact, there’s the matter of Gabe Newell’s minigun, which Shaputis noticed in Forbes, main inevitably to his breaking right into a restaurant adjoining Newell’s workplace to get at that candy, if ineffective loot. We’ve all carried out it.

KIRO 7 information reported the story on Monday, noting that Shaputis had kind, in addition to six excellent warrants on the time of the Valve housebreaking. According to Bellevue police he spent one other afternoon final Summer leading them on a high speed chase in a stolen FedEx van with its rear door hanging open, having seen the important thing within the ignition and, presumably, felt like seizing a chance.

“Shaputis was first arrested for the burglary spree on June 29, 2018, one week before he stole the FedEx truck, but he keeps getting out of jail,” the information outlet mentioned of the Valve theft. “In video obtained by KIRO 7, Seattle police appear to surround the man who seems to not be wearing shoes,” they reported of the FedEx theft.

I as soon as appeared for an identical bag for 20 minutes earlier than leaving the home, and this man doesn’t even want footwear to tackle the police. Maybe they’ll make a recreation about him.