Henry Gribbohm Spends Entire Life Savings Trying to Win Carnival Game


A man from Manchester, N.H. spent his entire life savings on games at a carnival as he attempted to win an Xbox Kinect but repeatedly lost.

Henry Gribbohm brought his children to the carnival in New Hampshire, where he expected to win them several prizes.

But Gribbohm was surprised to find out how difficult winning was, especially at the game "Tubs of Fun" where the Xbox was up for grabs.

He ended up spending $2,600 on the game and only walked away with a giant stuffed banana. 

"You're expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time, it just didn't turn out that way," he said.

The Manchester Carnival is run by Fiesta Shows, who is now investigating the independent contractor who runs Tubs of Fun.

Gribbohm believes the game was rigged, as he said the game was easy when he practiced but everything changed when he was playing for real.

"It's not possible that it wasn't rigged," he said.

To win, he had to toss balls into a tub. He said when he was playing, the balls would simply pop out.

"I know it's a difficult game, I've tried it myself, I've done it once, missed probably 20 times," Fiesta Vice President John Flynn said.

Fiesta does not know of any scams being run by its contractors.

"Not that I'm aware of, we've had a lot of these game operators with us for years," Flynn said.

The carnival is now moving to Derry, N.H., but Tubs of Fun will not be there, as Fiesta said it will not be able to be set up until the investigation is over.

Gribbohm ended up getting $600 back after he returned to the game the next day and complained.

He then filed a complaint with the Manchester Police Department.

"For once in my life, I happened to become that sucker," he said.

Sources: Fox 8,News Channel 9


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