04. 03. 2006
Attention: Playing Mario can get you arrested!
Of all the videogames I would have thought somebody could get arrested for attempting to play a real life version of, Mario Bros would have definitely been among the last ones on my list.
In times where innocent cardboard boxes left unattended on the street constitute a potential threat, trying to build a Mario-like environment around your neighborhood could get you in a lot of trouble.
The five teenage girls from Portage County in Ohio, who where apparently so bored with their lives that they decided to make and place Mario-like boxes all over town, are now facing potential criminal charges .
The Portage County Hazardous Materials Unit and Bomb Detection Unit were called in to downtown Ravenna on Friday morning after seventeen suspicious packages -- boxes wrapped in gold wrapping paper with question marks spray painted on them -- had alarmed residents. [From: Akron Beacon Journal]
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