Scumbag Dad Gets Young Daughter To Climb In Prize Machine, Steal Expensive Prizes (Nintendo Switch, 3DS)

September 19, 2018


Because fatherhood isn't for everyone, police are looking for a man who got his toddler daughter to climb into a BarBerCut Lite game machine at a Salem, New Hampshire mall and grab some expensive prizes, including a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Some more info while I at least make sure there's nobody blatantly filming me before I try jamming my arm back up into the break room vending machine:

The Union Leader reports that security at the Mall at Rockingham Park in New Hampshire was alerted to the man's scheme by a hostess at a restaurant opposite the machine, who told the site "Two people came in and I heard them say, 'That's so unsafe.' So I went outside and all I saw was the toddler's head peeping out of the front of the machine."

Man, there's nothing worse than people using their children for criminal activity. I mean, there are worse things, but it's certainly up there. Fingers grossed this piss-poor role model at least had the criminal mastermindfulness to stash the toys real good so his kids have something to play with while he's rotting away in the slammer this Christmas.

Keep going for a video of the heist in action.

Thanks to blue16, who agrees that is not setting a good example.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Am I the only one who carries a spring-loaded center punch for this type of thing? I wouldn't even tell my kids it was possible to do something like this because if they get stuck I'm gonna have to run off and leave them so I can come run around screaming and pretending to be frantic and yell at them...

    Alright, I've already said way too much.

  • Trojanman

    I wouldn't title this "Scum Bag Dad" instead lets break this down for what it really is.
    1.) Machines like this have been ripping people off from day one!
    2.)Using a kid to do this is rewarding for the child and the parent.
    3.)The Parent is showing the kid street smarts
    4.) The person calling another person a scum bag might be jealous that he paid for his Switch,I know I AM....

  • Closet Nerd

    HE WAS A TEACHER!!!!!!

  • David Shire

    Hey has there ever been a movie about recruiting someone's kids to assist with a heist? Other than Despicable Me, I mean. Just wondering.

  • Eric Ord

    Meh and The_Wretched in the Geekologie message boards environment I've so carefully crafted over the years

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Meh, those games are all scams anyway, turnabout is fair play.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Scumbag dad? That's not how you spell "genius"!

  • Bling Nye

    Guy sucks for using his kid like that.

    That said, apparently this game can be programmed to not release a prize until a set dollar amount is reached, commonly 3x the value of the prize. So if you want to win, it's the same strategy of watching slots at the casino to see which have been played a while without giving a big payout. Wait for others to dump money in, get dissuaded and leave, then swoop in and win the big prize for less investment.

    Or, y'know, send your kid into its bowels to dig around for you. :/

  • GeneralDisorder

    Sending kids into bowels... tisk tisk... You are now on at least one government list.

  • TheQiwiMan

    "Oh sure! If I was dressed like a suburban dad who shopped at Hot Topic and was voiced by Steve Carell using a random, nonsensical foreign accent, nobody would care that I use children to carry out my thievery!" - said in court, right before receiving hefty prison sentence

  • Wooder

    I wish I had small kids I could exploit!
    I only wish an alarm went off in the machine and locked the door closed. Karma is a Bitch!


    Why blur the kid's face?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Why blur the kid's face?

  • Bling Nye

    Minors are typically blurred out.

  • Closet Nerd

    This is the type of douche nozzle that takes money from the poor kids change jar at the counter.....

  • Meh

    Don't lie GW, that's you isn't it.

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