One of the main culprits in the recent Starfield leaks has been arrested. The leaker was arrested for theft after stealing 67 copies of the game and selling them online. While many believe Bethesda laid charges against the leaker for leaking the game, that isn’t actually the case.
According to a police report, Darin Harris, 29, stole 67 copies of Starfield from a warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee owned by Vantiva – a logistics company that was handling the distribution of the game. The report claims that the stolen Starfield stock was valued at over $2500 which seems a little incorrect. the game is valued at $70 and the stolen stock includes the Starfield Collector’s Edition priced at $299. We’re looking at over $6,000 worth of stolen goods here.
Harris didn’t waste any time after stealing the game copies. He uploaded 45 minutes of gameplay on 22 August and became an internet meme with his iconic line “Todd, no offence, man. That’s a good game”. Harriss was also called out for his complete lack of gaming skills during his gameplay videos. Many users who watched the videos became fans of his personality and non-expert style.
Many of his videos show Harris playing Starfield while smoking a blunt. He also uploaded videos of him shipping out copies of the game which he sold on the e-commerce platform Mercari. A warrant was sent out for his arrest on 24 August and the court issued a search warrant for his home too.
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal Court, police found six copies of the game and multiple Starfield Constellation Editions. Most of these were packed in FedEx boxes ready to be shipped out. They also found marijuana and three handguns.
Harris claims that he had purchased the games. He has since been charged with a felony and two misdemeanours. He has also been released on a $10,000 bond and will appear in court on 8 September.
— Rebs Gaming (@Mr_Rebs_) August 22, 2023