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No ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card For Man Who Shot At Family Members After Monopoly Game Night Fight

Tulsa, OK – A family game of Monopoly turned violent on Saturday night, resulting in a man allegedly chasing his family members down the street and shooting at them.

The incident occurred at a home near 91st East Avenue and 4th Place at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) said in a press release on Monday.

Officers responded to the home after receiving a report of “shots fired” from a woman who claimed her stepbrother had chased her and her father down the street and “fired a shot” at them with his gun, according to police.

Investigators determined the family had been drinking alcohol together and playing Monopoly when an argument erupted between John Armstrong and his stepfather.

“After knocking over the Monopoly board and turning over furniture, another family member told Armstrong and his stepfather to take the fight outside,” the TPD said.

As the brawl continued outdoors, Armstrong suffered a cut to his head.

He responded by pulling out a handgun and chasing his stepfather and stepsister down the road “at gunpoint,” the TPD said.

Police said Armstrong confessed to having fired a single round “at the ground” during the incident, but investigators were unable to locate the firearm, KTUL reported.

The TPD said they believe Armstrong “hid the pistol” prior to officers’ arrival.

He was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge in connection with the incident and taken to the Tulsa County jail, KTUL reported.

“Armstrong won’t be able to use the ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card for this one,” the TPD added.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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