Plants vs. Zombies leads to a Philippine jailbreak

Everybody knows that there's a certain risk one takes when playing addictive, engrossing games when you're meant to be doing something else. The prevalence of awesome games on the iPhone hasn't helped that risk - as a Philippines police officer has learned.

Five inmates recently escaped from a police precinct in Cagayan de Oro City, snatching up the officer's keys where he'd left them while playing a quick few levels of Plants vs. Zombies. Apparently, the convicts had no trouble getting the keys and gaining their freedom - although four of the five were recaptured shortly after.

Plants vs. Zombie

Much more important than doing your work

It is not known whether the police officer suffered any sort of disciplinary action - but I'm guessing he'll be getting his next gaming fix some time when he's not on the clock.

(Thank you, Global Nation.)

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9 Responses to “Plants vs. Zombies leads to a Philippine jailbreak”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Miss J Citizen and Miss J Citizen, GamePron. GamePron said: GamePron: Plants vs. Zombies leads to a Philippine jailbreak http://bit.ly/cEE1kb [...]

  2. [...] For some of us trouble may go a little further than that, take a certain prison officer in the Phillipines. Stupidly he decided to partake in the crack that is Plants Vs Zombies whilst at work. Playing games at work might end in getting fired if you get caught for most people, so it’s hardly the best idea. Of course it does get a little worse when you’re supposed to be guarding prisoners and you’re distraction allows them to escape. [...]

  3. [...] Guard plays Plants vs. Zombies. Inmates play Run Away! [...]

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  5. [...] We're anticipating that more than a few gamers in London this week aren't paying attention to the Olympics being played out in front of them: 9% of mobile gamers have played games while at a sporting event, compared to 8% while in class, 6% during a meeting or conference call at work, and 4% while at the gym. (Don't pretend you don't play games at work, but be careful while you're at it: Remember the Philippine Plants vs Zombies jailbreak?) [...]

  6. [...] It's been three years since we got our first taste of agricultural undead tower defence, which is now available on PC, Mac, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS and just about every mobile platform around. The simple, addictive gameplay got many hooked – and reportedly lead to a daring prison escape! [...]

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