A man in North Carolina was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly robbing a convenience store with a pistol-shaped controller from the 1980s Nintendo game “Duck Hunt.”
David Joseph Dalesandro, 25, was wearing a mask, wig, and hooded sweatshirt when he entered the store in the Charlotte area around 5:45 p.m., according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. He allegedly showed the clerk the fake gun, which had been painted, and took $300 from the register.
Authorities said they found Dalesandro down the street and arrested him. He is facing charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny.
This is not the first time someone has used a video game controller to commit a crime. In 2015, a man in Florida was arrested after he used a Wii remote to rob a bank. And in 2016, a man in California was arrested after he used a PlayStation 3 controller to rob a convenience store.
These cases highlight the creativity of criminals, but the