"...he got mad at his parents and stole their car after they made him quit playing..." is one of the first things the Jalopnik article says. They must be referring to video games! What's this? He was upset they told him to come in from playing outside?! How could this be? Video games cause evilness! The outdoors is where kids are supposed to go to grow up healthy and well adjusted!
While the story itself is somewhat tragic (luckily the child seems to be mostly unharmed), I think it's an important one for parents to read. Had they yelled at him to stop playing Grand Theft Auto the world would be up in arms against the evils of video games. I bet very few would blame the parents for letting their 9-year-old play such a game. However, this story will most likely be forgotten in a matter of days because there is nothing easy to blame..