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[Merged]Man Spends Life Savings on Carnival Game

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#1    BiffSplitkins

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

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Manchester, NH (WSYR-TV/CNN) – A New Hampshire man is claiming he was scammed at a carnival after he spent $2,600 on a game of chance, but walked away with nothing more than a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

Henry Gribbohm says the $2,600 he lost represents his life savings. He says he spent the money trying to win gifts for his children.

"You're expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time, it just didn't turn out that way,” he said.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

wow...  poor guy.    Maybe that DOUBLE or NUTHIN option should not be allowed?    To protect the  'innocent' .

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

Maybe he should've bought the gifts instead.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

He could have bought a few Xbox Kinect`s with that.


And really??? who goes to a carnival with their life savings?
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Getting scammed at a carnival, what did he expect.  He should of walked away.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

That's why I don't play the games at carnivals. If I do, it's usually the Roller Bowler game. That's the only one I'm any good at plus it only cost 25¢ to play it.

I always laugh when I pass the billiards game at the fair, it's usually being played by a bunch of guys with mullets.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

"Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks."

Is this man really a victim of the carnival worker?   Police in Boston are investigating this.  

This is just wierd and pathetic to me.

http://boston.cbsloc...-carnival-game/

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

D'oh :D

http://www.unexplain...7090&hl=+banana


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

Oops - my bad. :blush:

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

I like this one better so you can see what the banana looks like mon! :D

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 30 April 2013 - 05:04 PM, said:

D'oh :D

http://www.unexplain...7090&hl= banana


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 30 April 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

%20http://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/carnival.jpg?w=300
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I am loving that banana, wonder if he will take a fiver for it?

Edited by freetoroam, 30 April 2013 - 06:37 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

A fool and his money. WTF was he thinking


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Whenever you feel down on your luck as far as finances are concerned; once you see something like this, it all seems to feel so much better.

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I am loving that banana, wonder if he will take a fiver for it?

Thanks for the laugh XD


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

I'm guessing the white tank top is the best shirt that he owns, so why not wear it for his media interviews. ^_^

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