Men get 20 years for robbing gas station with NES Zapper

"In Covington, Kentucky, two men were sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for robbing a gas station with a "toy gun," which has now been confirmed to be a Nintendo Entertainment System Zapper. Back in May, Arthur Swain, 18, entered an Ameristop Food Mart around closing time and approached the counter. He then displayed a gun, the NES Zapper, to the clerk and made off with only about $100 in cash from the register, reported The Enquirer. According to Assistant Kenton Commonwealth's Attorney Leanne Isler, Swain's accomplice, Jeremy Goins, 20, acted as the lookout during the robbery."

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MK_Red3463d ago

Wow, I don't know who is dumber. The thieves that use NES Zapper or the people who got robbed by NES Zapper and thougth it was some kind of real gun.

ATLRoAcH3463d ago

Who could fall for that?Was the guy behind the counter a duck?

LeonSKennedy4Life3463d ago

Haha...bubbles for you sir. That was funny.

Salvadore3463d ago

This news made me laugh for 5 minutes.

BaMYouRDeaD3463d ago

20 years? That's a bit much for a toy gun and $100 don't you think?

tplarkin73463d ago

The sentence is for 10 years for each man. The author decided to add them for no good reason.

But I agree that it seems harsh. Perhaps these guys have long records?

Darkiewonder3463d ago

WOW. People these days. HE should have went in there with NO gun and just stick his hands inside his shirt. That way when the cops shoot at him he won't really be blamed [Bad Santa Reference]

Wolfgang1873463d ago

They sure make smart criminals in the south

gamesR4fun3463d ago

I sure hope theres a lot more to the story then just this minor crime for ten years behind bars.

DwightOwen3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

... but we do have the best looking women. ;)

Besides, isn't Kentucky more in the middle?

Covenant3463d ago

KY as a southern state? Well, many newer maps classify it as a midwestern state. Besides, dumb crooks are universal.

And yes, Ky does have beautiful women...Ashley Judd, anyone? Or Johnny Depp? (J/k!) But Ashley's a knockout.

tplarkin73463d ago

Smart bad guys will plan a crime and then realize that there are too many unknowns and then get a job. Dumb bad guys will charge full-steam-ahead, completely oblivious that they may get caught.

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