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Nintendo-inspired "Terrorists" Go Free; Koopa Still At Large

Mario goes for the block A little sanity surfaces at last in the case of the five girls from Ohio who were caught "planting" homemade question blocks inspired by Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. around their hometown.  GamePolitics says that the girls will not be brought up on charges related to the incident, but they will each have to write a letter of apology to each agency that responded to the reports of the mysterious boxes.

Portage County Prosecutor Victor V. Vigluicci said "The girls were imitating an art project they found on the Internet. None of the girls had any prior contacts with the police or juvenile court and are all good students. I do not believe that they had any bad or malicious intentions, (but) were not thinking about the consequences of their actions in this day and age."

It's a good thing I wasn't a part of this incident because my letter would be all snark (or, as GP reader jindewinter says, "they have to apologize for making everyone look like a bunch of paranoid dipshits").  Meanwhile, King Koopa and his Koopa Troop are still at large. 

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