Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) - Jim Skursky, a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man, was jailed Thursday after he allegedly broke into a cabinet and stole several video game consoles while visiting his 5-year-old son in the hospital.
According to police, Skursky's 5-year-old son was playing with a lighter at Skursky's girlfriend's residence when he accidentally caught his shirt on fire and was seriously burned during the incident.
The boy was rushed to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he was treated for serious burns to his chest, back, arms and neck. The boy reportedly underwent surgery on Friday to repair some of the damage with skin graphs.
Investigators say Skursky was visiting his son in the hospital on Thursday when he reportedly broke into a metal cabinet and stole Wii, Playstation and Xbox game consoles. Skursky also allegedly stole several game controllers, placing most of the items into a black garbage bag.
Hospital staff contacted police after they saw a game controller in Skursky's pocket and learned that the hospital's game consoles were missing from the cabinet.
Skursky was booked into the Allegheny County Jail and charged with theft and criminal mischief.
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