View Full Version : Man holds woman hostage for 10 hours... with a Sega light gun
Mar 5, 2009, 05:09 AM
We always thought the Sega Master System's stealth-black Light Phaser was cooler than our blaze orange NES Zapper, but we never thought it could actually mistaken for a real weapon -- it's pretty obviously plastic, after all. Yeah, we were wrong: a Brazilian man apparently held a 60-year old woman hostage at, uh, phaserpoint for 10 hours until surrendering to police. Next time? He's taking down a bank with a Super Scope.Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/man-holds-woman-hostage-for-10-hours-with-a-sega-light-gun/).
Mar 5, 2009, 10:34 AM
This had me cracking up this morning. Too freaking funny.
The best was one of the engadget commenters, who said something like "He's lucky the cops weren't Nintendo fanboys or they would have plugged him."
Mar 5, 2009, 10:41 AM
This was well worth the laugh!
Mar 5, 2009, 11:18 AM
Mar 5, 2009, 12:08 PM
Did he have to add thew "pew pew" sound effects himself?
Mar 5, 2009, 12:24 PM
He also had two knives. Although the one of the knife doesn't look like I could cut warm butter, they're still dangerous in the hands of a mad man.
Yet another indicator of the crappy state of the world's economy. He went through all this trouble to collect a $42 debt.:eek: FORTY-TWO!:confused::confused: