COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A West Town man played "Grand Theft Auto V" for up to 2½ hours while his 2-year-old stepson cried from a broken leg, according to a police arrest report.
Luis R. Matienzo, 19, of the 1800 block of West Ohio Street, faces a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. According to court documents, the incident happened in Matienzo's home on March 13.
After his arrest on Saturday, Matienzo told authorities that he knew his stepson had an injured leg and left the boy crying in his playpen, a police report states.
He said he played the video game for as long as 2½ hours before picking up his wife and calling for medical attention, according to the report. An X-ray later showed the toddler had a broken right femur, the report states.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating, according to spokeswoman Veronica Resa.
Judge James Brown ordered Matienzo held on $1,000 bail.