Inmate Files Restraining Order Against 'Grand Theft Auto' Makers

The federal inmate who attempted to sue disgraced NFL quarteback Michael Vick has now set his sights on video game companies, according to the British Web site

Jonathan Lee Riches, 31, filed a request for a temporary restraining order against the makers of Grand Theft Auto IV, claiming they contributed to his arrest and conviction on wire fraud charges, reported the Web site.

The claims against publisher Take-Two and developer Rockstar Games say their games show "sex, drugs and violence" that Riches alleges contributed to his committing identity theft.

He calls for the companies to cease distrbution of the "newest Grand Theft Auto games."

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Riches, who resides at the Federal Corrections Institute in Williamsburg County, S.C., filed a handwritten complaint against the parties.

Riches tried to sue suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick last year for "$63,000,000,000 billion dollars" in a handwritten complaint alleging Vick had ties to Al Qaeda.

He has also filed legal actions against Martha Stewart, Tiger Woods, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, gossip blogger Perez Hilton and President Bush, among many others.

Some of his more noteworthy claims include accusing Britney Spears of holding him at gunpoint to force him to commit crimes, and that Apple CEO Steve Jobs employs O.J. Simpson as a hit man.

A federal judge dismissed the complaint against Jobs with the sentence, "The whole thing reads like a cross between Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' and a Dr. Bronner's soap label, if Dr. Bronner had been a first-year law student with untreated paranoid schizophrenia."

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