Punch Bag Arcade Game, You’re Doing It Wrong

07.06.10 9 years ago 6 Comments

A man from Idaho was arrested for punching a punching bag arcade game to death.  Arrested?  He should have been declared the winner and given enough tickets to get a sweet black light poster of a pot leaf.

Rock my face off with objective reporting, IdahoStatesman:

Witnesses told police the 30-year-old [Dustin] Gooden, who appeared very intoxicated [Ed.- nooooo, surely not], became angry while playing the punch game at a bar in the 600 block of Main Street in Downtown Boise around 2 a.m. Thursday, so he punched and shattered the screen of the game and injured his hand, according to reports.

He did an estimated $3000 in damage (really?), and anything over $1000 counts as a felony in Idaho. *makes a mental note of that*  He’s been charged with felony malicious injury to property and could get a maximum of five years in prison.  But I bet with enough prize tickets he could get it reduced to probation plus restitution.  They keep that one on the top shelf next to the lava lamp.  Are there any other arcade items from the late ’70s I could make outdated references to? Sound off about how much I suck in the comments!

[via IdahoStatesman and Kotaku]

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