Man Uses Duck Hunt Pistol To Rob Store, Gets Arrested

The robber got arrested in a Dollar General parking lot down the road.


A man has been arrested after he used a customized version of the pistol from Duck Hunt to rob a convenience store this week. According to WBTV, 25-year-old David Joseph Dalesandro held up the Sharon Kwik Stop on York Street in Sharon, South Carolina recently using a NES Zapper painted black.

Dalesandro was wearing a mask, a wig, and a hooded sweatshirt during the robbery, authorities said. The suspect is said to have brandished the fake gun and demanded money from the register, taking $300.

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He was found at a nearby Dollar General with the Duck Hunt pistol in his pants, Queen City News reported. Dalesandro was taken to the York County Detention Center.

Duck Hunt was released in 1984 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Players use what's called a NES Zapper gun to shoot ducks and other targets.

Duck Hunt never got a sequel, but it was brought to the Wii U in 2014. The original NES Zapper gun was also compatible with the games Wild Gunman and Hogan's Alley.

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