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Man uses Xbox 360 headset to get help after being tied up and robbed

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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012, 5:31:12 AM PST

NORTH APOLLO, PA. - Police say a Pennsylvania man used his Xbox headphones to call for help after being bound with duct tape and menaced with a gun during a home invasion.

Investigators say the 22-year-old suburban Pittsburgh man was playing video games in an upstairs bedroom when he heard his front door open. The man initially thought it was a family member but saw an armed man wearing a ski mask when he looked downstairs.

Authorities say the intruder bound Derick Shaffer and led him around the North Apollo home to locate valuables, then fled in Shaffer's car. Shaffer reached a friend over his Xbox Live headset and had him call police.

The missing car was located about an hour later. Police questioned three people but are still trying to identify a suspect.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 5:33:09 AM PST
Beau says:
I know that this is a sad story, and I'm glad Derick is okay....but "menaced with a gun" cracked me up for some reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:05:23 AM PST
Sounds sexual.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 6:20:19 AM PST
People. Lock. Your. DOORS!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:24:20 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:27:00 AM PST
Dogs. Can't. Use. 360. Headsets.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 6:29:18 AM PST
They didn't take his 360? must have been a Sony fan.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 6:31:04 AM PST
Did the man activate his armor lock when he saw the gun. Those silly halo players.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:33:11 AM PST
Flores is a prime suspect!

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 6:35:16 AM PST
jtshiel says:
This is why I always have my pistol on me armed.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:42:45 AM PST
J. Pardee says:
So you are saying that a vast majority of the younger 360 fanbase can't use their own headsets?

I'm not paranoid about getting robbed but this person should have at least thought about locking his front door. At least he wasn't hurt though.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 6:48:43 AM PST
pyroguy says:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:50:43 AM PST
You might be confusing "dawgs" with "dogs."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 6:32:00 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012, 7:30:18 PM PST
Hide your kids, hide your wife!

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 9:06:28 PM PST
Modern Bear says:
/fanboy on

I guess it's a good thing he didn't have a PS3 instead because it doesn't come with a headset.

/fanboy off

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 11:23:15 PM PST
quinten488 says:
The Xbox is worthless, they didn't even bother taking it.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 12:03:19 AM PST
Did this guy not have a phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 7:46:01 PM PST
when you are tied up you grab whatever is in reach, maybe his cell phone was in a position where he could not reach it from where he was tied up.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:21:19 PM PST
Cinema Fan says:
He was chatting on his Xbox because there's no games to play.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 8:26:39 PM PST
Lol, sad but true.
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