A small community of gamers in Kaneohe, Hawaii banded together briefly to defend their beloved Internet Cafe from a group of dumb-as-rocks hoods who tried to rob the place. And it was all caught on video (included after the jump).
It all went down on Wednesday of last week at Gamerz, when a couple of masked thugs entered the Hawaiian nerd hang-out. They came in yelling and throwing punches at cashier Devin Wolery, as well as gesturing as if they had guns. After cold-cocking the counterman a couple times, the miscreants turned toward the customers and demanded money. A few handed over some ducats, but when the ne'er-do-wells demanded customer Dylan Hays Nintendo DS, the shizz got real.
Instead of handing out his DS, Hays handed the thief a right cross to the jaw. A full-scale fracas broke out in the Internet Cafe, with the patrons rallying to protect their fellow gamers, pulling one robber's mask off, and chasing the thugs from the premises.
"I mean we're gamers, we've been immersed in that culture where like we all want to be Superman, you know we're missing something partial in our brain that says yeah this might be dangerous," said Hays."It's Devin's place but it's also ours, like this is where we come to hang out," he added.
The video from local channel KHON2 is epic (though violent):