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Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby OnlyAmbrose on Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:46 am

Full Story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230182,00.html

The two tried to rob of line of people waiting to buy the new gaming console early Friday. They confronted a "bunch of people who were in line" outside a Wal-Mart store shortly after 3 a.m. and demanded money, said Lt. J. Paul Vance, a spokesman for the state police. The new Sony consoles are selling for around $500 to $600.

"One of the patron's resisted. That patron was shot," Vance said.


You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:

In any event, suffice to say I hope these guys get caught.
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Postby Roger Dodger on Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:41 am

and to think Putnam is a pretty quiet town. University of Connecticut is near there.

this is totally rediculous. for a freakin' toy. i hope this kids family sues Sony. it's a given that when you don't supply enough for the demand things like this are gonna happen.

i just don't know what to say...

shot for a toy. that's right up there with " i shot him cause he looked at me funny"

stuff like this just amazing


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Postby KoolBak on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:41 am

I dont know RogDog...this one guy looked at me funny one time........
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Postby Roger Dodger on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:47 am

Don't mess with my hero Sgt. Paul Vance. dude, everyone in CT knows him. it's amazing. I've talked to him at least 10 times.

this guy loves his job. won't take promotions.

like i said. I love this guy
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:11 pm

Roger Dodger wrote:this is totally rediculous.


They werent after a PS3, they wanted money...knowing that a good portion of the people in line had $600 in cash to buy one with.
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Postby edmundomcpot on Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:35 pm

Roger Dodger wrote: i hope this kids family sues Sony.


Why Sony?...they had to put back europe release date to get enough to america its not like they didnt try...and you can hardly blame a company for someoneelses actions
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Postby mr. incrediball on Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:00 pm

edmundomcpot wrote:Why Sony?...they had to put back europe release date to get enough to america its not like they didnt try...and you can hardly blame a company for someoneelses actions


oh so that's why the ps3 didn't turn up last november...

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Postby ksslemp on Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:19 pm

Roger Dodger wrote:and to think Putnam is a pretty quiet town. University of Connecticut is near there.

this is totally rediculous. for a freakin' toy. i hope this kids family sues Sony. it's a given that when you don't supply enough for the demand things like this are gonna happen.

i just don't know what to say...

shot for a toy. that's right up there with " i shot him cause he looked at me funny"

stuff like this just amazing


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How about they sue the guy who actually shot him!
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Postby strike wolf on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:01 pm

Backglass wrote:
Roger Dodger wrote:this is totally rediculous.


They werent after a PS3, they wanted money...knowing that a good portion of the people in line had $600 in cash to buy one with.


Money, toy whatever they were looking for it wasn't an excuse to kill the guy.
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Postby Econ2000 on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:03 pm

this world is too greedy
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:12 pm

strike wolf wrote: Money, toy whatever they were looking for it wasn't an excuse to kill the guy.


Of course...no murder is. But it was an attempted robbery for cash. The fact that a PS3 was involved had nothing to do with it...it could haved been people standing in line for concert tickets or the newest tickle-me-elmo, or using an ATM..

They confronted a "bunch of people who were in line" outside a Wal-Mart store shortly after 3 a.m. and demanded money


I just hate when topic headings are sensationalized thats all. Nobody was "shot dead for a PS3".
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Postby strike wolf on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:15 pm

"shot dead in line for a PS3." The author knew what he was saying.
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:19 pm

strike wolf wrote:"shot dead in line for a PS3." The author knew what he was saying.


Nope. He was shot dead in line for $600. Or for rather not giving up $600. They had no playstations yet...they were still in line!
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Postby strike wolf on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:22 pm

The customer was in line for PS3, I am not arguing the robber's motives.
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:28 pm

strike wolf wrote:The customer was in line for PS3, I am not arguing the robber's motives.


Then he meant "Customer in line for PS3; Shot Dead". That damn punctuation and grammar!!! :lol:
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Postby happysadfun on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:56 pm

Here in Wisconsin, this Wal-Mart only had ten PS3's. And 150 people waiting outside. So the idiot manager puts ten chairs out, on a parking lot, and says, "Whoever can sit down in one of these chairs gets a PS3." He may as well have said, "Five people in the hospital and one in critical condition, please."
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:09 pm

happysadfun wrote:Here in Wisconsin, this Wal-Mart only had ten PS3's. And 150 people waiting outside. So the idiot manager puts ten chairs out, on a parking lot, and says, "Whoever can sit down in one of these chairs gets a PSP." He may as well have said, "Five people in the hospital and one in critical condition, please."


Now THATS just incredibly stupid. Then again wal-mart isnt know for hiring rocket scientists. :lol:
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:39 pm

I work at mcdonalds.. and we throw away extra parfaits because they will go bad over night. .so we normally throw them away.. wednesday night we threw them at the people waitings tentsl.. great fun.
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Postby OnlyAmbrose on Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:05 pm

Correction guys, he didn't die. He's in the hospital in critical condition.

Either way. Same story. Two whackjobs and a guy clearly too attached to the prospect of a PS3 for his own good.
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Postby Sammy gags on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:20 pm

id shoot sum1 4 a PS3
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Postby vtmarik on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:22 pm

Sammy gags wrote:id shoot sum1 4 a PS3


The english language should shoot you in self-defense.

Countdown to this story being exaggerated and being used to "prove" that video games cause violence in 3....2.....
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Postby Econ2000 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:28 pm

kill me for a PS3 cmon!
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby Utafar on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:12 pm

OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby OnlyAmbrose on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:15 pm

Utafar wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever


With some guy pointing a gun at me? Listen friend, I make only about $200 per month in my miserable part-time high school job, but if someone is pointing a gun at me, three months pay suddenly would become far less important.
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby reverend_kyle on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:47 pm

OnlyAmbrose wrote:
Utafar wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever


With some guy pointing a gun at me? Listen friend, I make only about $200 per month in my miserable part-time high school job, but if someone is pointing a gun at me, three months pay suddenly would become far less important.


I disagree....and I bet he still didnt get a ps3.
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