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[Merged]Man Spends Life Savings on Carnival Game

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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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"There's a sucker born every minute" ~ David Hannum

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

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Maybe he should've bought the gifts instead.

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

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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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"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.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/nh-man-loses-life-savings-on-carnival-game/

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Oops - my bad. :blush:

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

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Posted (edited)

D'oh :D

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

(great minds think alike)

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Edited by Still Waters
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Posted (edited)

carnival.jpg?w=300

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

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A fool and his money. WTF was he thinking

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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.

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

Thanks for the laugh XD

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

Nah, I bet his really nice ones have custom stains on them. :D

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

had to give you a likey for the "white tank top" ??and '"shirt" ??when in fact its neither, its a vest. :D

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had to give you a likey for the "white tank top" ??and '"shirt" ??when in fact its neither, its a vest. :D

Where I come from they're called 'wife beaters' :P

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Where I come from they're called 'wife beaters' :P

Where i come from Stellar lager is called a "wife beater".

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So he willingly gave up all his money to win an Xbox that he could've bought for 300 (or thereabouts) dollars and we're supposed to feel sorry for him?

He's a gullible man who sacrificed what little he had and didn't have the wherewithal to even think a few seconds before going home to get a wad of money to throw away on a stupid carnival game. I mean, it's not right to take advantage of people either but this man is just as much to blame for his predicament.

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