Oops That’s A Nintendo Wii, Not A Gun

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Florida trash aren’t the only ones who shoot unarmed teenagers. A Georgian cop fatally shot 17-year-old Christopher Roupe in the chest after mistaking his Nintendo Wii controller for a gun.

When officers showed up at Christopher Roupe’s home on Valentine’s Day to serve a probation violation warrant on his father, the teenager opened to door to an unpleasant surprise: death. The police officer later said in a statement that she was forced to shoot because Roupe had pointed at gun at her when he opened the door, but Roupe’s family and witnesses at the scene insist the boy was holding a Wii video game controller because he was getting ready to watch a movie.

“It just doesn’t add up,” Cole Law, the family’s attorney, observed. “We don’t know where [the claim that he had a gun] came from. The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest.”

Neighbor Ken Yates said that he saw the female officer immediately after the teen was killed and described her as being visibly distraught.

“This is tragic,” Yates said. “She came out of this house. She put her head in her hands and she was sobbing.”

The circumstances of the tragic shooting are being reviewed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – because a gun looks a lot different than a Nintendo Wii controller.

But in the meantime, we can now add holding a Nintendo Wii controller to the long list of reasons why you might get shot. Others include: playing loud music, texting during a movie, throwing mayonnaise on a car, and walking around wearing a hoodie in Florida.

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