No Get Out Of Jail Free Card: Fight During Monopoly Game Night Ends With Gunfire

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Source: Tulsa police; MEGA

Nov. 29 2022, Published 10:05 a.m. ET

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Game night took a serious turn in recent days when a monopoly board went flying and gunshots rang out, police said.

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Around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, responded to a reported shooting at a home.

A caller said John Armstrong chased them down the street with a gun and fired a shot at her and her father, police said. Officers arrived and took Armstrong into custody.

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Investigators determined the family was drinking alcohol and playing Monopoly when a fight broke out between Armstrong and his stepfather. The game board was knocked off a table and furniture was turned over.


That is when a relative told the two to take it outside.

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There, the fight continued, and Armstrong got a cut on his head. He then pulled out a pistol and chased his stepfather and stepsister down the street.

Officers found game pieces scattered around the home but could not find the pistol.

Armstrong was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.


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