Friday, November 17, 2006

Nothing good happens at 3 a.m.: PS3 edition

Or so a group of 15 to 20 people who were robbed at gunpoint learned. Yes, that's right, two thugs with gats confronted a group of 15 to 20 people waiting in a line outside a Hartford, CT Wal-Mart for the privilege of being the first to own a Sony PS3.

It was about 3 a.m. when the two gunmen in Putnam, a town of about 9,000 residents in northeast Connecticut, confronted 15 to 20 people standing outside a Wal-Mart store and demanded money, said State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance.

"One of the patrons resisted. That patron was shot," Vance said.
Oh, and mad props to the guy who resisted. Shot twice, his wounds are not considered life threatening.

In stranger than strange news, the PS3 is quite a popular item and the anticipation has led to a number of violent incidents. In one case, five men attacked a man who had received his PS3 just minutes before. After stealing his PS3, and driving away in a car, one of the robbers was pushed out of the car by the other four.

The shopper told police five men surrounded and beat him as he left the Shoppes at Buckland Hills with the new PlayStation.

Police Sgt. Chris Davis said the attackers pushed one of their cohorts out of the car as they drove away. That man, a 17-year-old from Windsor, was charged with robbery, larceny, assault and breach of peace.
You can bet someone is singing like a canary.

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