A man has been arrested over the armed robbery of a convenience store in which police said a Nintendo video game controller was used to threaten a shop worker into handing over $300 (£240).
David Joseph Dalesandro, 25, was detained following the incident at a Kwik Stop store in Sharon, South Carolina, at around 5.45pm on Tuesday.
Witnesses told police the perpetrator came into the store wearing a wig, mask and a hoodie sweatshirt.
The person demanded cash, showing the cashier a gun in his waistband – which turned out to be a spray-painted Nintendo Duck Hunt game pistol, according to York County Sheriff’s Office.
Duck Hunt is a shooter game where players aim to hit on-screen moving targets while they are in the air.
Officers found Dalesandro in a nearby car park with the fake gun.
“He was arrested and booked into the York County Detention Center,” a police statement added.