Alert Fox News: Ten-year-old mugs a younger classmate for his Pokemon cards

Here’s a weekend special for you, sure to be taken by tabloid media outlets like Fox News and warped into an anti-video game manifesto. In Redwood City, California, a ten-year-old boy recently came to school armed with an Airsoft gun (a pellet gun designed to look like the real thing). He put it to the head of a six-year-old school mate and demanded he hand over his Pokemon cards. Now he’s in juvenile hall.

Not unlike the Mortal Kombat murder and the game it’s named after, my first reaction in reading this story was “Does anyone play with Pokemon cards anymore?” Then my thoughts immediately turned to more adult questions like  “With all the real crime going on every day, why is this even news?” and “Why are the Pokemon cards named in the headline of the story, and not the name of the super dangerous pellet gun the kid somehow got access to?”

The witch hunt continues, my friends.  

[Via DSFanboy

Jonathan Holmes
Destructoid Contributor - Jonathan Holmes has been a media star since the Road Rules days, and spends his time covering oddities and indies for Destructoid, with over a decade of industry experience "Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes