This story sounds like a "dumbass of the day" blog, but the consequences of this are kind of tragic. Two men in Kentucky robbed a gas station using an old NES Zapper, which was an orange light gun. They made off with only a hundred dollars, and needless to say, probably didn't get very far. They were sentenced to ten years in prison. One is 18, the other 20. They're kids.
They probably were represented by some dirt-poor Kentucky public defender. They didn't even go to trial, they pleaded and got the maximum sentence. They might as well have just taken their chances at trial.