Man Arrested for Stealing and Selling Starfield Game Copies Before Release

A man has been caught for stealing and trying to sell copies of the upcoming game Starfield, about two weeks before its official release. He shared videos of the game online earlier this week. People on Reddit are saying that some buyers have already received the game from him.

The 29-year-old man, who uses the name DHavenShadow online, started showing off Starfield gameplay last Sunday, as reported by Kotaku. Later, he put several copies of the game up for sale on a Japanese website called Mercari. He even had a special edition priced at 300 euros. He also posted a video where he was on his way to the post office, claiming to send out the games he sold. In the video, there was a big pile of Starfield games. People on Reddit are saying that a few buyers have already gotten their copies.


Screenshot: Mercari / Kotaku

He erased all his social media accounts and got arrested on the same day, according to reports. The Sheriff’s Office website shows that he’s facing a serious charge for stealing property valued between $2,500 and $10,000.