Actual “Go to Jail” card! Oklahoma man arrested after family game of Monopoly turned violent when he got angry and allegedly shot his stepsister and stepfather
- An Oklahoma man was arrested on Saturday after shooting family members during a family game of Monopoly
- Reports say the family had been drinking and playing the board game when a fight broke out and a man pulled out a gun
- John Armstrong allegedly chased his stepfather and step-sister down their street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a gun and fired a shot ‘on the ground’
- Armstrong was incarcerated in Tulsa County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon
There was no $200 collection for an Oklahoma man who went straight to jail after shooting his family members with a gun during a Monopoly game on Saturday.
John Ronald Dewayne Armstrong was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after part of the game erupted into an argument, with a table and the game board returned in the process before he allegedly sued his stepsister and beau -father in the street while pointing his gun at them.
Tulsa Police Department officers were called to a home near East Admiral Place and North Mingo Road around 6:30 p.m. for reports of gunshots, according to KTUL.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the family members had been drinking when the game turned violent, with Armstrong and his stepfather fighting.
John Ronald Dewayne Armstrong was arrested on Saturday and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly chased his stepfather and stepsister down the street with a gun during a heated game of Monopoly
The board game and furniture were returned during the argument between Armstrong and his stepfather on Saturday night
The woman who called the police told dispatchers that Armstrong was her half-brother and that he chased them down their street.
The chase began after the Monopoly board and other furniture were turned over during the argument.
Armstrong suffered a cut to the head, at which time he reportedly drew his gun.
“It quickly escalated from family game night to overturned furniture and game pieces all over the floor,” Tulsa Police Department officer Danny Bean said.
At one point, Armstrong and his stepfather got into an argument outside, which is when he started chasing the man and his stepsister down the street.
As he chased the couple, he reportedly pointed his gun at them. Armstrong told police he fired a single shot “on the ground”.
This is the Tulsa house where a fight between Armstrong and his stepfather broke out while they were drinking and playing a game of Monopoly
“He said he was aiming for the ground when he shot them,” Bean said. “But we almost had a homicide during a game of Monopoly.”
What caused the heated disagreement in the first place is unknown.
“We don’t know if it was game coins, play money, real money, but something triggered it,” he said.
The man was arrested immediately after officers arrived at the scene, according to FOX23.
It was straight to jail for Armstrong who fired his gun after a game of Monopoly turned violent with his family members in Tulsa, Oklahoma
“There are no free get-out-of-jail cards in life, and we handcuffed him and took him to jail,” Bean said.
Armstrong was incarcerated in Tulsa County Jail on one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
“When he pulled the trigger, that’s when family game night turned into a crime,” Bean said.
His bond was set at $25,000 and he has since walked away after Saturday’s incident.
The weapon Armstrong used was not immediately recovered, however, officials say they believe the man may have hidden it in his home before his surrender.
Armstrong is due back in court on Dec. 2, according to the Tulsa County Inmate Information Center.