Monopoly is known as a board game that’s caused millions of fights between friends and family members around the world. However, one game went so horribly wrong that it ended with a man chasing his family down the street with a gun. John Armstrong is now in prison over the incident of Monopoly gone wrong.
- The argument was between Armstrong and his stepfather. While playing the game, the two men started to fight, but things didn’t end there. Instead, they escalated. “After knocking over the Monopoly board and turning over furniture, another family member told Armstrong and his stepfather to take the fight outside,” the Tulsa Police Department said in a statement.
- That’s when Armstrong pulled out a gun. After it was suggested that the men leave, Armstrong reportedly chased both his stepdad and stepsister down the street at gunpoint. According to the stepsister, Armstrong fired a single shot at her doing the altercation. She immediately called police to the scene.
- Armstrong was arrested as soon as officers arrived. They charged him with assault with a deadly weapon. He didn’t deny what happened, but he did tell police that he only fired one shot “at the ground.” He’s being held on $25,000 bond, per the New York Post.
- Someone could have been killed over a board game. The fact that John Armstrong had such an extreme reaction to a game of Monopoly is absolutely ridiculous. Tulsa Police Department Officer Danny Bean said: “He said he was aiming for the ground when he shot at them. But we came close to having a homicide over a game of Monopoly. We don’t know if it was about game pieces, play money, real money, but something set him off.” According to KWCH, Monopoly money and pieces were thrown all around the home when police arrived on the scene.