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Man accused of shooting at his family after game of Monopoly went horribly wrong

Stewart Perrie

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Man accused of shooting at his family after game of Monopoly went horribly wrong

A man has been accused of shooting at his family after a game of Monopoly went horribly wrong.

The legendary board game has been known over the years to spark the odd familial argument or two.

Hurtful words have been said, chairs might have been knocked over in disgust, but usually everyone escapes unscathed.

However, one monopoly game in Oklahoma took a twist for the terrifying.

The Tulsa Police Department said John Armstrong and his stepfather got into an argument while playing the game and things certainly escalated.

Credit: Jon Sparks / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Jon Sparks / Alamy Stock Photo

“After knocking over the Monopoly board and turning over furniture, another family member told Armstrong and his stepfather to take the fight outside,” police revealed.

Armstrong has been accused of pulling out a pistol and chasing his stepdad and stepsister at gunpoint down the street.

The stepsister called police and claimed one shot was fired at her during the confrontation.

Police arrived onto the scene and arrested Armstrong.

He's since been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Authorities say Armstrong admitted to firing one shot 'at the ground'.

Tulsa Police Department Officer Danny Bean explained: "He said he was aiming for the ground when he shot at them.

"But we came close to having a homicide over a game of Monopoly.

Credit: Lynne Sutherland / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Lynne Sutherland / Alamy Stock Photo

"We don't know if it was about game pieces, play money, real money, but something set him off."

KWCH says authorities noted how Monopoly money and game pieces were found strewn around the home when they arrived.

The Tulsa Police Department reportedly wrote on Facebook: "Armstrong won’t be able to use the ‘get out of jail free’ card for this one."

The New York Post says he's now being held on a $25,000 bond.

It's unclear what sparked the initial argument that led to the alleged shooting.

There's a whole bunch of reasons why a Monopoly game can get heated. You could land in jail, get rinsed when going through Mayfair or simply just have bad roll after bad roll.

The argument between Armstrong and his stepfather could have also been completely unrelated to the board game.

The man is scheduled to appear in jail on Friday (December 2), so more could be revealed about the incident then.

Featured Image Credit: Tulsa Police Department. Jon Sparks / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Monopoly

Stewart Perrie
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