July 13, 2024

Man Arrested For Robbing a Convenience Store With a Nintendo “Duck Hunt” Pistol


Authorities have apprehended a man in South Carolina for allegedly robbing a convenience store using a replica firearm designed for a Nintendo video game. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old David Joseph Dalesandro, targeted a Kwik Stop in Sharon, a small town in northwestern South Carolina. The York County Sheriff’s Office reported that Dalesandro brandished a black spray-painted pistol resembling a “Duck Hunt” gaming accessory during the robbery.

Details about whether Dalesandro has legal representation remain unclear at this time, as CNN was unable to confirm this information.

Witnesses informed the sheriff’s office that an individual, wearing a wig, hoodie sweatshirt, and mask, entered the store on May 30. Allegedly, the suspect displayed the fake gun tucked in their waistband and demanded approximately $300 from the cash register.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies located Dalesandro in the parking lot of a nearby Dollar General store. He was found with the gaming pistol concealed in his pants. Booking details indicate that Dalesandro was arrested and is currently in custody without bond.

The charges he faces include armed robbery with a deadly weapon and petty larceny, as stated by the sheriff’s office.

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