April 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM ET
We know this: Criminals are mostly not masterminds. Often, they are idiots. But this ... THIS is a whole new level of duh.
It seems a would-be robber decided to try and stick up a convenience store ... using a PlayStation controller as a weapon. But wait ... it gets better!
According to Bay 9 News, Cameron Pittman, a 20-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida man, not only tried to rob the staff of the Sun Food convenience store armed with the deadly game gadget in his pocket ... he tried to accomplish this dastardly deed just as a police officer walked into the store.
OK, in our would-be robber's defense, maybe there was a bit of bad luck involved here. I mean, how could he have known a copper was about to get the munchies?
And while there's no word on whether Pittman used a PlayStation DualShock controller, or say, the more menacing and highly accurate PlayStation Move controller as his weapon of choice, I can't help but feel he would have been more successful if he'd used this Move set-up:
The good news is, Pittman dropped the remote and gave himself up without a struggle. He is currently facing charges of strong-arm robbery and probation violation.
The unnamed PlayStation controller is, no doubt, locked up in evidence wondering where its life went wrong.
(Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.)
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