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Silly boy, it would have been cheaper to buy one!

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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Man loses life savings on carnival game

 

A New Hampshire man who thought he had a decent ball toss says he lost his life savings—or about $2,600—playing a carnival game he claims was rigged.

Henry Gribbohm told WBZ-TV that he was attempting to win an Xbox Kinect at the Manchester carnival when things went awry.

The 30-year-old from Epsom, N.H., was playing a game called Tubs of Fun in which contestants toss balls into a tub, but the balls kept popping out.

“It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” Gribbohm said. “You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back.’”

Gribbohm lost $300, WBZ-TV reports, "went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well."

Manchester police are investigating the incident, and New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows, which produces the traveling carnival, is pulling Tubs of Fun for the time being.

Gribbohm, who managed to win a stuffed banana with dreadlocks before dropping $2,600, says he's considering a lawsuit.

“For once in my life I happened to become that sucker,” Gribbohm said.

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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mickstinator
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM

idiot. i don't think he deserves his money back, although the carnival workers could have attempted to stop him from making such clearly unwise decisions. 

trfgirl56701
by Melissa on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM

What. An. Idiot! He deserves to keep his dreadlocked banana and that's it. It's not the carnival's fault that you don't have any common sense to realize you could have bought an xbox and a whole bunch of games for what he dumped into that carnie's hands.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Apr. 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

 lol! there is no way he is getting his money back!

Marti123
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Sort of sad!

flutter523
by Tracy on May. 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM
That's just dumb!
cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

It is clearly his fault and he shouldn't get the money back. He could have bought the xbox for a lot less money then that.

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