Game Over: Man Attempts Robbery With Joystick

Man uses Playstation remote control to commit two robberies

By Todd Wright
|  Monday, Apr 25, 2011  |  Updated 2:08 PM EDT
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Video games are so life like these days, people are now confusing joy sticks for real weapons.

A Florida man was arrested over the weekend after he tried to use a Playstation remote control to stick up a convenience store in St. Petersburg, Bay News 9 reported.

Cameron Pittman, 20, hid the remote control in his pocket and told the cashier it was a gun and that he came for the money, police said.

But much like a scene from the cartoonish world of video games, Pittman's robbery attempt was foiled when a cop walked into the store while the video gamer was holding up the joint.

Pittman, who allegedly used the joystick ploy to pull off a successful robbery moments earlier at a sandwich shop, immediately dropped the Playstation controller and surrendered.

Game over with no possibility of continues.

Pittman is charged with armed robbery and violation of probation.

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