A Tennessee man who was kidnapped and tortured for nine days in a motel managed to escape thanks in part to the Sony PSP.
According to an FBI report obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel
, one of the two assailants had given the other a hand-held video game that he played "virtually all day that day and much of the night." (GamePolitics
later confirmed from an FBI filing that it was a PSP.) The victim loosened his bindings while the kidnapper played and, when the he had fallen asleep, used the opportunity to escape.
Both men have been arrested in connection to the incident; there is an investigation as to the mens' involvement in similar cases.