Teenage fruit ninja arrested after paying $10 for PlayStation 4 - Dexerto

Teenage fruit ninja arrested after paying $10 for PlayStation 4

Published: 1/Feb/2019 10:13 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 12:13

by Connor Bennett


A Frenchman has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence for his ballsy move of pricing a PlayStation 4 at less than €10 euros and walking away with it from a store.

If you’re able to find a PlayStation 4 at a highly reduced rate, then you can probably count yourself lucky and think you’ve got a bargain. However, the discount you received probably doesn’t even come to the one picked up in France. 


The man, named only as Adel, walked into a supermarket in Monbéliard, France, picked up one of the expensive consoles and paid €9.29 (£8.10/$10.65) for it after he used a self-service check-out to say it was actually some fruit.

PlayStationAdel may have had more luck trying the scam with an Apple product.

He then used the profits of his scam to purchase a train ticket back to his hometown of Nice. However, before he made the journey home Adel tried the same trick a second time. Before he could pull it off again, he was recognized by store staff, caught and eventually arrested.


The 19-year-old man probably would have gotten away with his scam – at least for a little while – had he not tried to be a sneaky fruit ninja about things and attempt the same thing, at the same store, literally the next day.

Despite how profitable and lucrative it may seem, it’s probably best to not try and repeat what Adel did. 

It’s all well and good trying to price up PlayStation 4 at the same cost as a few strawberries until you’re jammed up in prison for the next few months and miss the releases of some hot, new games like Anthem and The Division 2. 


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.