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Toss burgers at kidnappers in Charles Ramsey video game

Published On: May 20 2013 10:32:41 AM CDT
Charles Ramsey video game

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A new video game that puts you in the shoes of Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey is drawing criticism from some for capitalizing on the kidnappings.

"Burger Bash," developed by NMA-TV, lets you throw burgers at Ariel Castro -- the man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them in his Cleveland home for 10 years.

Wacky music plays along with random quotes from Ramsey's now-famous TV interview, and screams can be heard in the background, according to The Huffington Post.

You earn points by hitting Castro with as many burgers as possible in 30 seconds and avoiding innocent bystanders.

If you hit too many bystanders, Castro takes you into his "house of horrors."

The whole thing is just strange, and many are slamming the game as offensive and in poor taste.

"You've got to be kidding," a commenter on The Huffington Post wrote.

"Programmers: Please stop capitalizing on gruesome tragedies to make novelty (laughs)," Cooper Fleishman of The Daily Dot online newspaper wrote.

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