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Man upset over video game kidnaps teen

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AMERICAN FORK -- People can get pretty heated when it comes to video games, and in one case, a man was so upset, police say he kidnapped someone.

Police said 21-year-old Jose Eduardo Espinosa-Arellano bought a gaming system from a family in American Fork, but he eventually decided to take it back.

When he got to the family's home, Espinosa-Arellano became upset, pushed a 17-year-old into his car and drove to Salt Lake County.

When the car stopped at a traffic light in Midvale, the teen jumped out and ran into a gas station.

Police arrested Espinosa-Arellano shortly later.


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