A man located in the American state of Florida has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after he was caught at the end of 2018 stealing a Nintendo Switch from another man's property in his work uniform.
Kyle Sullivan stole a Switch console from the garage of Robert Love and then sped off in his getaway vehicle. Fortunately, Love had two surveillance cameras installed on his property, allowing local Cape Coral Police to identify the thief's workplace and then track him down.
Love described the thief as “completely stupid” and also said he was “blatantly an idiot.” Since the incident, the Switch has been safely returned to Love and his family.
Sullivan, however, was sentenced in court last week as a "habitual felony offender" and found guilty of one count of burglary and grand theft, which added on time to his already lengthy sentence and one-year probation period.
There have been plenty of cases involving people stealing Nintendo products in the past. In September 2018, a man got his own daughter to hop inside his local mall's arcade machine to retrieve all of the Nintendo-themed prizes. One of these prizes was a "Gameboy DS" (reportedly a 3DS) along with a brand new Switch.
As long as Nintendo remains relevant, we're sure we'll continue to hear wild, wacky and downright unlawful stories like these in the future.