An alcohol-fuelled family game of Monopoly turned violent on Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when furniture was knocked over, gunfire erupted – and a man was jailed for assault with a deadly weapon.
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Officers were called at around 6:25 p.m. regarding shooting at a home near East Admiral Place and North Mingo Road. KJRH-TV reported.
The caller told dispatchers a man — John Armstrong — chased her down a street with a gun and fired shots at her and her father, the station said.
John ArmstrongImage Credit: David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center
Arriving police quickly arrested Armstrong and began an investigation, KJRH said.
Investigators learned a family was hosting game night and drinking alcohol — and during a game of Monopoly, Armstrong and his stepfather got into an argument, the broadcaster said.
The game board was turned over and furniture was knocked over and a family member told them to take the fight outside, police said KOKI TV.
When Armstrong was cut in the head, the melee escalated, the broadcaster said – and then Armstrong pulled out a gun and chased his stepfather and stepsister down a street, KJRH reported.
Armstrong admitted to police that he fired a round “at the ground” to make sure they stayed away from his mother, KOKI reported.
Officers searched the home for the gun but did not find it, KJRH said, adding that police believe Armstrong hid the gun in the home prior to his arrest.
Armstrong was sent to prison for assault with a deadly weapon. KTUL-TV reported. He was still behind bars as of Sunday night, jail data showshis bail is set at $25,000 and his next court date is scheduled for Friday.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/alcohol-fueled-family-game-of-monopoly-turns-violent-as-furniture-is-overturned-gunfire-erupts-and-man-goes-to-jail-on-assault-with-a-deadly-weapon-charge The alcohol-fueled family game Monopoly turns violent when furniture is knocked over, gunfire erupts – and a man is jailed for assault with a deadly weapon