Man arrested after shooting at family members during game of Monopoly

Real-life ‘Go to Jail’ card! Oklahoma man arrested after family game of Monopoly turned violent when he got angry and allegedly shot at his stepsister and stepfather

  • An Oklahoma man was arrested Saturday after shooting at family members during a family game of Monopoly
  • According to reports, the family had been drinking and playing the board game when a fight erupted and one man pulled out a gun
  • John Armstrong allegedly chased his stepfather and stepsister down their Tulsa, Oklahoma, street with a gun and said he fired one shot ‘at the ground’ 
  • Armstrong was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on charges related to assault with a deadly weapon 

There was no collecting $200 for one Oklahoma man who went directly to jail after firing a gun at his family members during a game of Monopoly Saturday. 

John Ronald Dewayne Armstrong was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a round of the game erupted into an argument, with a table and the game’s board being flipped in the process before he allegedly chased his stepsister and stepfather down the street while pointing his gun at them. 

Officers with the Tulsa Police Department were called to a home near East Admiral Place and North Mingo Road around 6.30pm for reports of shots fired, according to KTUL.

Upon arrival, the officers learned that the family members had been drinking when the game turned violent, with Armstrong and his stepfather getting into a fight. 

John Ronald Dewayne Armstrong was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly chasing his stepfather and stepsister down the street with a gun during a heated game of Monopoly

The board game and furniture were flipped over during the argument between Armstrong and his stepfather Saturday evening 

The woman who placed the call to the police told dispatch officers that Armstrong was her stepbrother and he had chased them down their street. 

The chase began after the Monopoly board, as well as other furniture was flipped over during the argument. 

Armstrong sustained a cut on his head, which is when he reportedly pulled out his weapon.  

‘It escalated quickly from family game night to furniture being turned over and game pieces all over the floor,’ said Tulsa Police Department Officer Danny Bean.

At some point, Armstrong and his stepfather took the argument outside, which is when he began to chase the man and his stepsister down the street. 

As he was chasing the pair, he allegedly pointed the gun at them. Armstrong told police he fired a single shot ‘at the ground.’ 

This is the Tulsa home where a fight between Armstrong and his stepfather broke out as they were drinking and playing a game of Monopoly

‘He said he was aiming for the ground when he shot at them,’ Bean said. ‘But we came close to having a homicide over a game of Monopoly.’ 

What caused the heated disagreement in the first place is unknown. 

‘We don’t know if it was about game pieces, play money, real money, but something set him off,’ he said.

The man was arrested immediately after officers arrived on 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 get out of jail free cards in life, and we put the cuffs on him and took him to jail,’ Bean said.

Armstrong was booked into the 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 felony,’ Bean said. 

His bond was set at $25,000 and he has since bonded out after the Saturday incident. 

The gun used by Armstrong was not immediately recovered, however, officials say they believe the man may have hidden it in his house before his surrender. 

Armstrong is next due back in court on December 2, according to the Tulsa County Inmate Information Center.  

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