Alcohol-Fueled Family Game of Monopoly Turns Violent, Gunfire Erupts, Player Ends Up in Jail

An alcohol-fueled family game of Monopoly saw one of the players end up in real-life jail after the competitive board game took a sinister turn.

The game of Monopoly turned violent in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday evening as furniture was overturned, gunfire erupted — and a man was sent to jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers were called around 6:25 p.m. about gunshots fired at a home near East Admiral Place and North Mingo Road, KJRH-TV reported.

The caller told dispatch that a man — John Armstrong — chased her down a street with a gun and fired shots at her and her father, the station said.

Arriving police quickly arrested Armstrong and began investigating, KJRH said.

Investigators discovered that a family was hosting a game night and drinking alcohol.

During a heated game of Monopoly, a fight broke out between Armstrong and his stepfather, the station said.

The game board was flipped, furniture was overturned, and a family member told them to take the fight outside, police told KOKI-TV.

When Armstrong got cut in the head, the melee escalated, according to KJRH.

Armstrong then pulled out a gun and chased his stepfather and stepsister down a street, the station revealed.

KOKI reported that Armstrong admitted to police that he fired one round “at the ground” to make sure they stayed away from his mother.

Officers searched the house for the gun but did not find it, KJRH said.

The station added that police believe Armstrong hid the gun in the house before his arrest.

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Armstrong was booked into jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, KTUL-TV reported.

He was held on a $25,000 bond.

If convicted, Armstrong could be facing a lengthy prison sentence.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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