WTF?! Nintendo's Switch is the company's most popular and best-reviewed console in years, with almost 15 million units sold in 2017---more than the Wii U's lifetime sales. It seems some people will go to extreme lengths to get hold of one without paying, including sending a young child inside a BarBerCut Lite cabinet.
The incident, which was captured on film at a shopping mall at Rockingham Park, New Hampshire, was shared on Facebook by Salem NH Police Department. Authorities are asking for help identifying the man, who is described as a "bearded Hispanic between 20 and 30 years old."
In the video---filmed by two young boys and modified by the police department to protect the children's identity---the man is seen peering into the BarBerCut Lite arcade game. Bandai Namco's machine uses two control buttons that move scissors, with the aim being to cut a string and drop the attached prizes, which are usually higher-value items than those found in traditional claw grabber cabinets.
We see the man removing a couple of prizes before a young girl appears from inside. A hostess at a restaurant opposite alerted security after hearing customers talking about the incident.
Hannah Forese, a hostess at the Red Robin restaurant, told The Union Leader that the man "grabbed multiple prizes," but she only saw a "Nintendo Switch and a Gameboy DS [presumably a Nintendo 3DS]."
Police are asking anyone recognizing the man, who was also accompanied by a boy aged between 5 - 7 years old, to contact them on Facebook or call Detective Joshua Dempsey.