Six months in jail for brandishing a Wii controller

Mar 17, 2007
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From the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant

Prison sentence for threatening agents with Wii controller

A 29 year old man from Veldhoven was sent to prison because he had threatened police agents with a modded Wii controller in May. The court convicted the offender Tuesday to a prison sentence of 367 days, 180 suspended. The man also had to pay the police agent a compensation of 3,000 euros.

The Dutchman had modded the Wii controller into 92 centimeters long sniper rifle with a pistol grip. He had aimed the object looking like a firearm intentionally on the police agents who felt threatened and fired a warning shot.

In determining the sentence, the court noted that the officers felt threatened and had feared for their lives. The court found the culprit not fully of sound mind and therefore lowered the penalty. The man indicated his willingness to seek treatment for his mental problems.
 
Dec 27, 2007
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This thing? I have one collecting dust somewhere I think, along with a couple of the Wiimote M1911 shells.



Edit: Just to clarify, I'm speculating that this is what he was carrying.
Wuss, real men only load .30-06 rounds into their Wiimotes.

Anyhow, reminds me of the story of a Brazilian swat team being called in when a guy held a woman hostage with a Sega Light Phazer.
 
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This thing? I have one collecting dust somewhere I think, along with a couple of the Wiimote M1911 shells.



Edit: Just to clarify, I'm speculating that this is what he was carrying.
Article says it was modded, so I'm assuming that at the very least, it didn't have the orange tip.