Enraged Nerd Herd Pummels Would-Be Thieves

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Enraged Nerd Herd Pummels Would-Be Thieves

Two teenagers learned a painful lesson about messing with a man's DS during a bungled robbery of an internet gaming center, when an enraged nerd herd finally decided that enough was enough.

To the eyes of a couple of masked teenage tough-guys, the PC Gamerz gaming center in Kaneohe, Hawaii probably looked like a soft target. It was late at night, with only a handful of customers hanging around, none of whom could reasonably be expected to stand up for himself in a confrontation. The assailants came in loud and hard, attempting to intimidate their victims; they viciously sucker-punched the clerk twice, then began yelling at the customers, demanding their money. Most handed over whatever they had.

One of the robbers then made the mistake of approaching a man named Hays.

Beyond the range of the security cameras, the thief tried to take a Nintendo DS belonging to Dylan Hays. But Dylan Hays really likes his Nintendo DS. "He wasn't having that, so he came back swinging," said Devin Wolery, the unfortunate manager who took two nasty shots to the face. In fact, Hays seemed happy to tangle with both the attackers until Wolery jumped in to lend an assist.

The pair managed to escape the surprise ganking with the help of a third man but Wolery had tripped an alarm before Hays got his can opener out, so all three were quickly arrested. Police don't encourage this sort of behavior, according to a KHON2 News report, but as Hays explained, every man has his breaking point, especially gamers.

"We're gamers, we've been immersed in that culture where like we all want to be Superman. You know we're missing something partial in our brain that says, 'Yeah, this might be dangerous'," he said. "I mean it's Devin's place but it's also ours, like this is where we come to hang out."

Whether poor Devin felt any bitterness over the fact that his customers were more willing to fight for a Nintendo DS than they were for him was unknown at press time.

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This man is a great hero. He deserves a 3DS a week before launch date!

Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence do the police need?

Nerd rage at its finest.

I would definately fight for my DS. Nobody has the right to just take my stuff. I dont care if it ends in bloodshed (although I wouldnt want an innocent hurt because of me). Ive always felt that no mugger would take my stuff without a fight.

wooty:
Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence to the police need?

It happens all the time dood...the cops just don't want to see the two cute lil budding sociopaths get raped in "real" jail while they await trial.

That and most stations can't be arsed.

The suspects were released?

There were like, what, 9 eye-witnesses plus video evidence? How much more do they freaking need?!

Anyway, props to the guy for fighting back.

you don't mess with another mans hardware

wooty:
Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence do the police need?

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that. I mean, they practically caught them in the act, and there is a freakin' video tape of it happening, what else is there?!

But yes, I'm glad the guys were at least caught, and got owned by the 'victims' in the process.

If all nerds fought back like that, bullies and the like would be the ones to be careful where they tread...

This sounds absolutely ridiculous, but strangely awesome at the same time.

wooty:
Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence to the police need?

WHAT!
Is it just me or do the police departments just seem to have the intelligence of snails at times like these.

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This story makes me feel so happy...

Hahahahahahaha. Losers. Don't mess with a nerd and his DS. It's almost as scary as pissing off a woman.

Hooray for nerds!

They should have stabbed them with the stylus, that would've been funny.

Good for them, bitch-ass punks like that need to be taught a lesson, even weekly, till they get the point, crime does not pay in the long run.

Nice parenting job too mom and dad of would-be thieves, you're just what this country doesn't need.

anyone think its strange that i kept thinking some1 needed to grab a blunt object to strike them with? or maybe a chair?

Good bit of news to start the week...=D

Freakin epic.

I'd have fuckin nutted them if they'd have tried that. I don't have a DS but theres now way I'd give a couple of twats my money. Not until they shoved a gun in my face.

Hey I'm stubborn not stupid.

Andy Chalk:

The pair managed to escape the surprise ganking with the help of a third man but Wolery had tripped an alarm before Hays got his can opener out, so all three were quickly arrested. Police don't encourage this sort of behavior, according to a KHON2 News report, but as Hays explained, every man has his breaking point, especially gamers.

...What? I understand that it's dangerous to attack the robbers, but arresting the guys that attacked the robbers? What the hell? That isn't covered under self-defense or something?

oranger:

wooty:
Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence to the police need?

It happens all the time dood...the cops just don't want to see the two cute lil budding sociopaths get raped in "real" jail while they await trial.

That and most stations can't be arsed.

Not always true. Here in fort worth texas you can't even turn your self in. Sadly we just don't have the money. No one was hurt bad and the crooks got the crap beat out of them. For something like this it just not worth spending what little tax pay money we get. Say what you want but a better police force cost more then most are willing to pay.

people may mock us gamers as much as they like but when someone tries to take our games......THE SHIT. HITS. THE FAN!!!

etherlance:
people may mock us gamers as much as they like but when someone tries to take our games......THE SHIT. HITS. THE FAN!!!

yeh man take their money but dont touch their gaming rig of choice XD

DTWolfwood:
anyone think its strange that i kept thinking some1 needed to grab a blunt object to strike them with? or maybe a chair?

Kinda wished I was there, I always carry a knife on me, and lord help anyone trying to steal from me who doesn't visibly have a gun in their hand.

Irridium:
The suspects were released?

There were like, what, 9 eye-witnesses plus video evidence? How much more do they freaking need?!

Anyway, props to the guy for fighting back.

Like most things in the legal system, it's a matter of precedent.

Nobody is guilty untill they are found guilty in court (and even then there are appeals). If they aren't (yet) guilty, they can't be detained. If one was detained before trial and then found innocent, imagine the outrage against police for detaining an innocent person.

Never mess with a Nerd's handheld gaming device.

Nerds unite! I may not like the DS, since I can't find any games on it that I like, but damn it! You don't try to steal a mans Console! Portable or not!

Always good to see a group of oppressed banding together to fight back. I salute these men. You don't take a man's DS.

IceStar100:

oranger:

wooty:
Seems bullshit that the suspects were released "pending further investingation"

How much more evidence to the police need?

It happens all the time dood...the cops just don't want to see the two cute lil budding sociopaths get raped in "real" jail while they await trial.

That and most stations can't be arsed.

Not always true. Here in fort worth texas you can't even turn your self in. Sadly we just don't have the money. No one was hurt bad and the crooks got the crap beat out of them. For something like this it just not worth spending what little tax pay money we get. Say what you want but a better police force cost more then most are willing to pay.

Oh I understand, and its not like crime is going away so resources have to be spent carefully.

Sinclose:
If all nerds fought back like that, bullies and the like would be the ones to be careful where they tread...

You'd be surprised if you went backstage at a wrestling event and saw the number of nerds playing videogames and D&D that could tear a lot of these so called "bullies" in half. Hell we have to be nerds, we alomost go out and LARP for a living lol. Let's just say I really doubt these two hoodrats would try to steal my DS.

Goddamnit... Why did they have to be black?

FinalHeart95:

Andy Chalk:

The pair managed to escape the surprise ganking with the help of a third man but Wolery had tripped an alarm before Hays got his can opener out, so all three were quickly arrested. Police don't encourage this sort of behavior, according to a KHON2 News report, but as Hays explained, every man has his breaking point, especially gamers.

...What? I understand that it's dangerous to attack the robbers, but arresting the guys that attacked the robbers? What the hell? That isn't covered under self-defense or something?

the robbers had friends waiting outside - they were the ones arrested, not the ones defending themselves and the store

I can understand robbing people part, but knocking over perfectly good monitors. Just for that I would beaten the living daylights out of them. It doesn't matter that I'm out of shape, I didn't get payed for three months so I can have my monitor, I'll be damned if I let anyone even scratch it.

Mr Smith:

Irridium:
The suspects were released?

There were like, what, 9 eye-witnesses plus video evidence? How much more do they freaking need?!

Anyway, props to the guy for fighting back.

Like most things in the legal system, it's a matter of precedent.

Nobody is guilty untill they are found guilty in court (and even then there are appeals). If they aren't (yet) guilty, they can't be detained. If one was detained before trial and then found innocent, imagine the outrage against police for detaining an innocent person.

Sorry for the double post but this was posted while I was typing-

It's sort of like even if a person confesses to a murder, any news stories you see about it will call them a suspect.

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