A group of thieves in the US have pulled off the perfect robbery. However, their booty was not diamonds, cold hard cash or gold bullion; these guys had far better taste than that and managed to make off with 7,000 Wii U consoles.
They raided a Nintendo distribution center in Seattle on Saturday, using forklifts and a number of large trucks identical to the one found in the picture below. The Seattle police were quoted as saying the following:
“If we don’t get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture. It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii [U] game consoles.”
So, if any of you in the vicinity of Seattle wake up on Christmas morning to find a Wii U console sitting under the tree, please keep in mind you may well be handling stolen goods. The decision to do the right thing and return your gift to the local authorities, or ignore your moral duties and plough straight into a lengthy Mario session is a tough one– Nintendojo will not judge any of you who may opt for the latter. We all know that Nintendo is far more important than common decency or universal notions of right and wrong.
Anyone with information may call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911 if you see any of the vehicles.