Robbing A Store With A PlayStation Controller Is Doing It Wrong

A Florida man tried - and failed miserably - to rob a convenience store by subjecting the clerk to the business end of a PlayStation controller, reports Bay 9 News. His mistake?

By performing said robbery in the presence of "a police officer who walked into the store in the middle of the robbery," according to police. Cameron Pittman (not pictured) was arrested by St Petersburg police after attempting to play the staff of the Sun Food convenience store. Whether he had the gumption to perform said robbery with a DualShock controller or whether he got his hands on a more threatening PlayStation Move shooting attachment the report doesn't specify.

Bay 9 News simply refers to it as "a Sony Playstation remote control".

Pittman will be charged with strong-arm robbery and violation of probation.

Police: Man tried to rob store with game remote [Bay 9 News - thanks Robert!]


    His real mistake is that the controller isn't even on. What a noob.

    I doubt it was an actual controller, most likely a move gun attachment or maybe PS2 Time Crisis style gun. #ludditenewsreporters

    Not too dangerous, those damn Dualshock R2/L2 triggers are so rounded and slippy he never would have gotten a shot off.

    A 360 or a Wii controller though? The officer wouldn't have taken any chances and double tapped him.

      Yeah, but what if it was a Move? Given the choice between handing over the cash and taking a thorough rogering from the bulbous end of a Move, they'd be BEGGING to empty the register.

      On the plus side, at least he'd have found a use for the Move :P

    Should've used one of the original Xbox controllers. At least then he could have thrown it at someone and had a decent chance of knocking them out.

    Hate to be a buzz kill, but there's an easy chance he just had it in his pocket and said it was a gun.

    At least he didn't try to rob it with a Stretch Armstrong. Gold star to whoever figures this one out.

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