A South Carolina man is accused of wielding a plastic pistol, used with the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System game “Duck Hunt,” to rob a Kwik Stop store.
The guns worked akin to those in arcade shooting games, letting users line up their shots in “Duck Hunt” and other Nintendo gun contests.
Suspect David Dalesandro, 25, of Sharon, South Carolina, went into the Kwik Stop in the town at around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses told the York County Sheriff’s Department that Mr. Dalesandro was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a mask and a wig — possibly to hide the blue-dyed hair visible in his mugshot.
Mr. Dalesandro is accused of brandishing the spray-painted NES Zapper as if it were a gun and demanding money from the cash register. The clerk handed over $300, and Mr. Dalesandro left.
Sheriff’s deputies intercepted Mr. Dalesandro shortly afterward, finding him in the parking lot of a Dollar General down the street from the Kwik Stop. Deputies found the NES Zapper and arrested Mr. Dalesandro.
Mr. Dalesandro has been charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, wearing a mask and petty larceny involving less than $2,000.