An alleged criminal in Mexico might simultaneously be one of Nintendo’s biggest fans and also one of the country’s dumbest lawbreakers. According to a report, a man in Hermosillo, Mexico, used an NES Zapper wrapped in dark tape to try to rob a bank. Supposedly, the tape was meant to make the gun look more realistic. As you can see in the image above, the plan was not a smart one. The gun still looks rather fake and it failed to fool the police. The man was captured shortly after the robbery and is now being investigated for more than a dozen other robberies.
We have all had our fun with the Zapper in Duck Hunt, but this serves as a warning that the accessory should be probably only used as intended.