Brazilian Man Uses Sega Light Phaser To Hold Woman Hostage For 10 Hours

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A Brazilian man wanted to collect his debt from a woman so he broke into her house and pulled a gun on her.  It turns out that the gun was a toy gun Light Phaser made for SEGA video games.  The man broke into a 60 year old woman’s house in Brazil’s Federal District.  He then held her hostage for 10 hours.  Eventually, he let her go unharmed after negotiating with the police. Kids, don’t get any ideas.

[via LikeCool]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Brazilian Man Uses Sega Light Phaser To Hold Woman Hostage For 10 Hours Comments

  1. fakestoryorfakecomment says:

    Awesome commercial for the new SEGA console!

  2. Undrallio says:

    Haha, sega master system light gun. I own many of that model, god that was a terrible system.

  3. SomeoneYouDontKnow says:

    WHAT?!?!?!?! Is this for real? A guy acctuly held someone hostage with a toy gun? That crazy! He must be a sicopath

  4. stretcharmstrong says:

    hahaha- sicopath! hahaha hahaha! hahahaha! hohohoho heeheeehee. ah, that’s made my day. classic.

  5. andie jackson says:

    you mean “segapath”?!!

  6. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Segapath comment FTW!

  7. Casey says:

    It’s not the tools that matter but how you use it.

  8. DougTheBug says:

    “That was a terrible system”… Really.

    It far excelled the NES on so many fronts. It was just marketed poorly.

    Example: What happens when you turn on an NES without a cartridge. Blinky screen. When you turn on a Master System it loads an actual screen, AND if you hold both button and press up there’s a hidden little snail maze game. Nintendo just didn’t put that much thought into their console. AND I’d like to see this guy pull this off with a NES lightgun.

  9. BigAl says:

    And of course the “SWAT” team has to be brought in. All on account of a nut with a toy.
    Funny how US tactics are practiced around the world…

  10. agweber says:

    “And of course the “SWAT” team has to be brought in. All on account of a nut with a toy.
    Funny how US tactics are practiced around the world…”

    Where does this say anything about the SWAT team? Those are just precautionary measures.

  11. Tage says:

    SMS is better comment:
    F**k you!

  12. Top Internet Blog says:

    are they real shots of firing?

  13. dont be a douche says:

    any country has organized raid teams, all SWAT-esque. they’re not copying the US, don’t make people from the US look bad you bitch

  14. Billybob says:

    I could not be an american S.W.A.T team as they would have just stormed in there and shot anything that moved, including the victim.
    And before you jump in “don’t be a douche”, think about which country is responsible for the most cases of “friendly fire”

  15. Betty says:

    yet another reason video games should be banned!!

  16. Zomiaen says:

    The SWAT reference was probably referencing how often S.W.A.T./similar teams are being used when unnecessary, when meant to be used as a last resort in high-risk situations. It doesn’t make sense on this because it was a high-risk hostage situation.

    The police didn’t know it was a toy gun until he surrendered.

  17. Banko says:

    How were they suppose to know it wasn’t a real gun?

    If anything, the woman should have figured out it was plastic in the first place. Grab a knife and stab that piece of shit.

  18. Wally the wally says:

    He’s a f**king moron is what he is, he should be hanged by his bollocks in the middle of Sao Paolo and left for all the wild animals to skull f**k him.

  19. obama sucks says:

    He should upgrade to xbox 360 !!!!!

  20. Ekman says:

    “I could not be an american S.W.A.T team as they would have just stormed in there and shot anything that moved, including the victim.

    And before you jump in “don’t be a douche”, think about which country is responsible for the most cases of “friendly fire” ”

    give me a break. generalizations like this aren’t conducive to progress at all.

  21. Pony says:

    Ooooh, generalizations are not conducive to progress?? Hmm, tell that to Mr. (Thank God he’s gone!) Bush who labeled any country with something he wanted a “terror stronghold” and bombed the sh*T out of it, much to the delight of redneck mis-informed Americans, who are only just waking up the the fact that they were repeatedly lied to. Or the fact that American society has a track record of believing that those with darker skin are inferior… Generalizations do not help progress, I’m sure we’re all agreed on that, but in daily life, America is world renowned for a Godlike mentality, shooting first, behaving obnoxiously, and interfering with world peace for it’s own purposes. (not to mention being exceptionally heavy handed with it’s SWANT* teams) *no, that’s not a typo. But.. let’s not generalize here, let’s remain (what was it you said?) Oh yeah, conducive :)

  22. Matt says:

    Wow, you people kidding? This guy is a genious… it’s obvious that, because the lady owed him money, he had to go to gamestop and buy a used light gun for $7.42 (or whatever that equates to in Brazillian money).

  23. dbag says:

    …..that American society has a track record of believing that those with darker skin are inferior..
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    What? You mean they AREN’T inferior….?

  24. Byto says:

    Yay, internet arguments.

    Anyway… I bet it was all just a guerrilla advertising campaign for SEGA.

  25. Eh says:

    Pony, shut up.

  26. SRH says:

    @pony
    what country are you from? Fact is no country has a clean track record. and yeah man, the Bush administration fucked shit up, but a good portion of Americans (Including me) were opposed to that asshole from the start. We are not evil Americans plotting devious schemes together to control the world. We’re just people, like you. So go fuck yourself you ignorant ass clown.

  27. dddd says:

    …..that American society has a track record of believing that those with darker skin are inferior..
    +++++++++++++

    except the ones we elect president. kill yourself, pony

  28. tommy says:

    Maybe the cops there have never seen a Sega system? Wonder if he was any good at duck hunt.

  29. midori says:

    Duck hunt with sega gun on sega system?
    your a douche.

  30. Peter Pendragon says:

    As good as it feels to vomit tiny black letters onto an electric white background, none of these folks will ever come back to read your response. Further, folks read the first 3 – 5 entries, and then move on. My words here are wasted, and so are yours. Difference is, I just drank a half a fifth of vodka, and you probably didn’t.

  31. someone says:

    He was also armed with a knife.

    By the time people noticed it was a fake gun, the police was already at the scene.

    And please write a consistent article, FFS.

  32. Electronic Cigarette says:

    He’s lucky he wasn’t shot.

  33. Nigahiga_lover_96 says:

    This is hilarious. Why does he think it’s okay to do such a thing? And with a toy gun?! They might have killed him! There is a good chance that he has a mental illness. That usually is the case when things like this happen.

  34. LindaLou says:

    HOW OLD ARE YOU RESPONDERS? SEEMS TO ME THAT ALL OF YOU NEED A FEW MORE CHEST HAIRS, EVEN THE GIRLS…IT DON’T MATTER WHAT HE WAS BRANDISHING FOR A WEAPON, HE THREATENED HER, AND THE SWAT TEAM WAS CALLED FOR THAT REASON. NOT BECAUSE HE HAD A “REAL” OR “TOY” GUN, GET A JOB YOU MORONS.

  35. Noob says:

    Bastard stole my idea, guess ill have ill have to go to plan B and dust off my power glove.

  36. Anonymous says:

    @LindaLou

    It’s to the left of your ‘a’ key.

  37. erik says:

    That must’ve been from a Master System, no way he could’ve pulled it off with the Sega Menacer for the Genesis.

  38. Leah marie elbe says:

    i’m a dirty douche. hit me up i’ll do you ;)
    stumble, bitches

  39. hoodieninja says:

    That bitch could have avoided the whole situation by not being a bum and paying what she owed. she is retarded

  40. elek says:

    lol . that reminds me, someone owes me money…

  41. MrBlueSky says:

    Remember, GUNS don’t kill people. PEOPLE who buy REAL guns thinking they are FUN TOYS kill people.

  42. DougTheBug says:

    Tage, BLOW ME… oh.. nevermind. You’re too busy trying to blow the microscopic piece of dust out of your NES to get it to work right.

  43. brickbat says:

    I hate it when a really fun toy gets banned because of some stupid dead kid! or a psycho killer. Oh, and do you really expect a 60+ peasant Brazilian woman to recognize a fake gun?sure she thought Star Trek tech had arrived. I wish I could yodel..,

  44. Dreamcast says:

    say it…say it…SEGA!!!!

  45. Nat says:

    I was *gonna* leave a proper comment on the story, but there’s so many crappy comments left by other lovely people here (e.g. “sicopath”, wild animals in sao paulo, poor peasant Brazilian woman, etc) that I just lost the will to comment. Darn you people.

  46. fakestoryorfakecomment is a whiney ass says:

    @ fakestoryorfakecomment – it worked for me stop whining ya ugly old wrinkled up wart. =] have a nice day.

  47. Mazza says:

    I’m brazilian, but I have to say that this was HILARIOUS!!! Or ridiculous, I don’t know…

  48. Glenn says:

    Every country has a track record of thinking there majority is superior to every other skin color or you so racist that you think only whites are capable of thinking like that?

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