Teens Faked Robbery Was Just A Game

Posted on May 18, 2012

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Kansas (The Gaslamp Post) – A group of teenagers were believed to have been playing a game when they staged a fake robbery at a Subway in Wichita, this past Monday.  According to the Sedgewick County District Attorney, it is believed that the group of youngsters were playing something known as the “Skittles” game. 

A teenager reportedly ran into the restaurant with his hand in his pocket, implying that he had a gun, and ordered everyone in the restaurant onto the floor.  The teen reportedly left with two accomplices, without taking anyone’s money, according to the Wichita Eagle.

The game is believed to have started in the UK, where several youths run into businesses at random, act as though they’re armed, order everyone to the floor, and count how many people they can get down there.  They then flee the situation and do it again.  It is called Skittles, after an English game similar to bowling, where pins are knocked down with a ball.

No word as of yet, as to whether or not anyone has been charged.  Under state law, this kind of offense is considered a felony.  This is also a bad prank idea, because Kansas is also a conceiled carry state.

(h/t:  Wichita Eagle)

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