The case of 27-year-old Gregory Colbert is a strange one. The man founded a gang in Oakland, but it wasn't what most people would consider a "normal" gang. Colbert's gang, the Nut Cases, was based completely around the Grand Theft Auto franchise -- specifically, the founder and his friends would play GTA, get high, and then commit real-world crimes based on the actions they were doing in-game. Thankfully, the crime spree has caught up with Colbert. Game Politics has reported that Gergory Colbert has received a sentence of 75 years to life in prison.
This sentence does not come based on the murder of an innocent civilian like in the games, though Colbert is already a convicted felon and was believed to be involved in five other murders, for which there was not enough evidence to charge him. This latest murder, taking place June 7, 2004, was of 20-year-old Glen Phaso, Colbert's friend and fellow gang member. It's unclear why Colbert killed Phaso, though it's believed that it was due either to Phaso raping another friend earlier or refusing an order to murder someone.