Claude reading a letter from Asuka Kasen, which states that their police source has said that her driver, Tanner, is a 'strangely animated undercover cop'.
|Location||Newport, Staunton Island, Liberty City|
|Unlocked by||Payday For Ray|
Claude drops by Asuka's place, only to find out that she and Maria have gone shopping. Claude reads a note left by Asuka, which states that the Yakuza's police informant has said to them that one of their drivers is an undercover cop. She then tasks Claude to kill him.
He then heads to Kenji's Casino in Torrington. Once there, the driver is seen hopping onto his car. Claude then follows the car and tries to damage it enough to make him pull out of his car, all while having a four-star wanted level. Once he has bailed, Claude quickly kills him.
(Claude, reading a note.)
Asuka Kasen: Maria and I have gone shopping. Our source in the police has informed us that one of our drivers is a strangely animated undercover cop! He's more or less useless out of his car, so we've tagged it with a tracer. Make him bleed!
The reward for this mission is $20,000.
- The driver, along with his name, is a reference (and a mockery) of Tanner, the protagonist of the Driver video game series. The mission points out several outcomings of Tanner, including the uselessness of out-of-car action (as said by Asuka), and his criticized walking animations, which was reflected by giving Tanner female running animations.
- This mission started the rivalry between GTA and the Driver series.
- Completion of this mission is not required in order to finish the story. However, completing the mission Grand Theft Aero will permanently disable this mission, preventing the player from achieving 100% completion. This is due to Grand Theft Aero unlocking Asuka's second strand of missions, which are located in a different part of city, and she cannot give missions from two different locations at once.
- In the iOS and Android versions of GTA III, this mission becomes slightly easier, changing the four-star wanted level to a three-star wanted level.