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Pittsburgh Man Fends Off Intruder Using A Video Game Gun

Well, maybe it was dark. The shadow of a plastic video game gun might look like the real thing.

As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a 24-year-old man fended off an intruder with a gun he was using to play a game.

The Oakland man (the town of Oakland is part of Pittsburgh; we're not confusing it with the California city) says he was playing games when someone knocked on his door and asked for a person he didn't know. The guy said he felt threatened, and he wielded the prop gun to keep the intruder at bay until the police arrived. We don't know what type of gun he was using or the name of the game, but none of 'em would fool you into thinking they're real.

That's only if you could see them well enough, though. So, maybe it was dark, or the guy never saw him through the door. Either way, yelling "stay back, I've got a gun!" is probably at least somewhat effective.

Tags: video game news, gaming news, gaming culture

6/30/2014 11:12:26 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

matt99
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 11:38:31 AM
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Or the guy was simply at the wrong address...thank god it was a fake gun or we could be reading about a murder.

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PSN French
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 6:23:01 PM

Ben got it wrong, he didn't knock. He broke into the home to burglarize it, when he noticed the resident he tried to say he was looking for someone who didn't live there (Clearly the guy was making excuses to avoid arrest). After this incident, the guy needs to buy a real gun.

And protecting yourself from harm is not murder.

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Cesar_ser_4
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 11:50:04 AM
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Was that the actual gun used? Because that gun looks badass.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 1:15:02 PM
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He coulda been on drugs. How many times do people have to learn not to open the door for people you don't know. So many folks die that way.

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souljah92
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 1:30:18 PM

It's sad society has come to this

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 1:40:20 PM

Very sad, but for some reason everybody wants to shoot somebody.

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Knightzane
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 3:27:58 PM
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Aww...I was hoping the gun would have been that old NES gun thing that was orange.

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ulsterscot
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 7:43:52 PM
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im thinking it wasn't the PS Sharpshooter - the PS Move glowing ball likely would have given it away.

Works well against Helghast though ...

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