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Old 04-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Man Loses Entire Life Savings....on a Carnival Game

NH Man Loses Life Savings On Carnival Game



EPSOM, NH (CBS) – Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

Gribbohm says he attended a Manchester carnival run by New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows and wanted to win an Xbox Kinect at a game called Tubs of Fun where contestants toss balls into a tub. When he practiced he says it was easy, but something changed when he started playing for the prize and the balls kept popping out. “It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” said Gribbohm.

The 30-year-old from Epsom says he kept trying to win back his money by going double or nothing. He dropped $300 in just a few minutes, then says he went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well.

Fiesta Shows says the game is run by an independent contractor who has worked for Fiesta for years. Fiesta tells WBZ-TV it is interviewing the contractor to “get to the bottom of what happened”. “They’ve been with us quite a while,” said Fiesta Vice President John Flynn. “First I ever heard of anything like that.”

Henry says he went back the next day to complain, and the man running the game gave him back $600. Henry split with the banana and the cash, and filed a report with the Manchester Police Department. Manchester Police Lieutenant Maureen Tessier says the department is investigating to determine if there was any fraud.

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Default Re: Man Loses Entire Life Savings....on a Carnival Game

Why didn't he just go buy a XBOX Kinect? The police and everyone else should tell him if he's dumb enough to spend that much on the game then he's dumb enough to lose it. His fault not theirs.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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He deserved to lose the money. They should not have refunded any of it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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His life saving were 2600?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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His life saving were 2600?
the carnival comes once a year
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His life saving were 2600?
You're surprised? Does he seem like the type that has made wise financial decisions? What a complete idiot. I sure hope he enjoys his banana...
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Who puts dreadlocks on a banana?
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So I'm thinking that question has never been asked before ever in the history of mankind...
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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You can't fix stupid.
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Any chance that this is Skeeter?
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And people up there call southerners stupid
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: Man Loses Entire Life Savings....on a Carnival Game

On our field trip to Orlando, a kid spent $10 to shot 4 basketballs. Made 2 of the 4 and won a giant ninja banana
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His life saving were 2600?
This was my first thought as well.
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If your life savings is 2600 bucks it stands to reason you're not going to retire well.
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Default Re: Man Loses Entire Life Savings....on a Carnival Game

Carnies, small hands, smell like cabbage.
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If your life savings is 2600 bucks it stands to reason you're not going to retire well.
He's screwed because he's down to the $600 the carnival worker refunded him.
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He's screwed because he's down to the $600 the carnival worker refunded him.
There's always lottery tickets and Nigerian check scams. He'll be fine.
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There's always lottery tickets and Nigerian check scams. He'll be fine.
True, and I hear some invest in collectable art and coins from the Franklin Mint.
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True, and I hear some invest in collectable art and coins from the Franklin Mint.
And Iraqi dinar. He's gonna be a multibillionaire. It's going down tomorrow a little after 11.
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And Iraqi dinar. He's gonna be a multibillionaire. It's going down tomorrow a little after 11.
If nothing else, Jersey Shore central casting might come calling.
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