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Mario Item Boxes Get Gamers In Trouble

Gamers in Ohio make life size Mario "Item Boxes", placed them around their town and now may be charged.

Games have been in the news for the wrong reasons many times before, but who could have guessed Mario would join that club. Thankfully it is not for as serious a situation as we have seen in the past.

Five girl gamers (aged 16 - 17) in Ravenna, Ohio found a website showing how to make life size replicas of the item boxes found in the NES classic Super Mario Bros. They made some boxes and placed 17 of them around their town for April Fools. Unfortunatly some residents who didn't know the meaning of the boxes thought they might contain bombs and called the police and bomb squads were dispatched only to discover the boxes were empty.

Ravenna Police Chief Randall McCoy told the online edition of the Record-Courier that one girl came into the police department with one of her parents and claimed responsibility, saying it was just a joke. McCoy said even though no harm was intended by the girls, they could face criminal charges for their actions.

News source: Revolution-Europe

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