Man tries smuggling drugs via Arcade cabinet


If you absolutely have to to smuggle drugs, there are a number of places you could try hiding them, mostly involving bits of your own body that should serve as exits instead of storage. There are probably better places to conceal narcotic contraband, but an arcade cabinet is not one of them. Luis Tyler from Orangeburg, south Carolina, found that out too late.

He tried to smuggle a sizeable amount of marijuana within a Pac-Man arcade cabinet – only to be napped by the cops, who knew about the ploy and witnessed him taking delivery of the weed-filled arcade machine.

"Federal officers and Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover investigation on Luis Tyler and observed him accept delivery of full-size video game with 55 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the machine on Tuesday, April 16. Officers conducted a traffic stop seizing the Pac-Man video game, the marijuana, and Tyler’s vehicle," says Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.(OCSO, via Kotaku)

Not without a bit of delicious irony, the press release was released to media on April 20. Or Four Twenty, if you ascribe to that particular culture. The next bit of the statement is quite a zinger, though it just seems like it’s been created by a PR copywriter.

"Our efforts to make Orangeburg safe will not stop. We are and will continue to investigate the criminals in our community and make arrests. You may be looking for a high score but what you’ll get is game over!"

Moral of the story? Pac-Man and weed do not go well together; though it does explain why that little yellow bastard is always eating everything.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Deon Steyn

    The police got suspicious when the cabinets screen said insert blunts instead of coins

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Pacman is going to have a serious case of the munchies hehe.

    Seriously dude. You should have rather used a Teken machine. Pfff. Amature

    • Deon Steyn

      Or a pool table?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        That idea seems full of… holes……


        • Rincethis: Beeralicious

          0_O Actually, I did laugh at that. Well done ;)

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Why thank you :)

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            get a room you guys @rincethis:disqus

        • Deon Steyn


        • Admiral Chief Erwin


        • umar bastra

          David Caruso approves

        • Deon Steyn

          This would seem…… to be my cue…..


          • umar bastra

            David Caruso approves this as well

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Today has been a good day of laughs *wipes tears from eyes*

          • umar bastra

            Haha very funny Indeed. much needed for a mid week booster

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew


    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      Hahahaha! WINNER.

  • Khulani Ndlovu

    Damn he used Pacman arcade, lol, would have used the Double dragon arcade, kicks some ass, nobody would even try look in that, Kachow!, lol, :)

  • OldVideoGamer

    Header of the week.

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