12/04/2006

PlayStation 3: Worth waiting in line for. But worth dying for?

N.C. police kill student accused in PlayStation 3 robbery

"Anytime you have a high-risk entry like this, you feel that your life is at risk."
New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey



WILMINGTON, N.C. - A teenager accused of robbing a student of two new Playstation 3s on the day the popular game consoles were introduced was killed by police who had been sent to arrest him. Peyton Strickland, 18, was killed Friday at a house he shared with three roommates, New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said.

"If this boy would've come to the door, opened the door, we probably wouldn't be talking," the sheriff said Sunday.

Roommate Mike Rhoton said Strickland was unarmed, but may have been holding a video game controller when he went to the door as it was bashed in by officers. Causey said Monday he couldn't yet discuss the circumstances of the shooting, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported on its Web site.
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1 comment:

Cato said...

What is most important is whether or not the person who paid for the Play Station 3 got his overpriced p.o.s. or if the police still have it. It's good to see law enforcement doing their job and hunting down criminals who during the armed robbery of the man who bought the PS3 beat him. Most unfortunate about the situation is that the student was no doubt planning on selling one on Ebay for a outrageous sum; he is no longer able to reap the profits from the $5,000 price that the first ones were going for... Maybe he can still come out ahead.