hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

10-year-old arrested for stealing from a fruit machine

7:08 AM on 09.01.2008 // Jim Sterling
  @JimSterling

You know, there are some people out there who complain when blogs write crime stories that are tenuously linked to games, but this one is just too brilliant to keep to myself. A ten-year-old British boy was arrested on Friday for climbing inside a fruit machine at an arcade and releasing the prizes inside, including mobile phones, Nintendo games and cuddly toys with cash attached to them.

Wow, talk about an inside job ... shut up, that was an awesome gag.

The would-be ninja was caught and arrested on the spot at Mirage Arcade, Mablethorpe High Street. He was voluntarily interviewed by police with the supervision of a family member, where he admitted to the theft. After receiving a stern talking-to about his criminal ways, the boy was released. 

This news is absolutely brilliant and I defy you to find a funnier story today revolving around a small boy, a fruit machine and an arcade in Mablethorpe.




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -