Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. A woman in New Mexico found herself in prison after a game of Monoply with her boyfriend went sour.
Monopoly can be a very anger inducing game. But instead of flipping over the table over in classic Monopoly frustration, Laura Chavez, 60, grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend.
ABC News reports that the couple was arguing over Monopoly when Chavez grabbed a glass bottle and smashed it over her Clyde “Butch” Smith’s head. She then grabbed a knife and stabbed him on his head, neck, face, and arms.
Unsurprisingly, police said that alcohol played a large part in the attack. Chavez was held on a $5,000 bond.
A friendly game of Monopoly has been the catalyst for many living room fights. Of course, most of those fights don’t involve glass bottles or knives. In 2009, a Detroit man faced assault charges after getting into a fist fight over the sale (or lack their of) Park Place and Boardwalk.
Has a game of Monopoly ever turned violent for you?