NH man spends $2,600 at carnival while trying to win kids prize - New York News

NH man spends $2,600 at carnival while trying to win kids prize on $5 game

Posted: Updated:

MANCHESTER, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A New Hampshire man spent $2,600 at a carnival while trying to win his children a prize on a $5 game Saturday afternoon in Manchester.

Henry Gribohm, of Epsom, told the Union Leader he came close to winning a prize, but fell short. That's when he said two guys at Kids Carnival at the JFK Coliseum on Beech Street began enticing him with the promise of doubling his money back on the Tubs of Fun game.

"They said they would double my money if I could get 10 balls in the bucket," Gribohm told the newspaper. "I was loud and into it, and they said I was helping to draw a crowd over to the booth. They said I would win my kids an X-Box Kinect, which are like $400 I think. So I gave it a try."

But before long, Gribohm had already racked up $2,600 in charges. Gribohm told the Union Leader he returned to the carnival Sunday to complain to management. A manager gave him $600 and an oversized, dread-locked stuffed banana for his troubles.

Gribohm has filed a report with Manchester police.

Read more: Union Leader

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:08:58 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
  • Teen in elevator attacked and robbed

    Teen in elevator attacked and robbed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:31:54 GMT
    Two thugs were caught on security camera footage beating a teenager and stealing from her inside an apartment building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.  The NYPD says the attackers are seen dragging the 18-year-old out of an elevator into the hallway and punching and kicking her.
    Two thugs were caught on security camera footage beating a teenager and stealing from her inside an apartment building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.  The NYPD says the attackers are seen dragging the 18-year-old out of an elevator into the hallway and punching and kicking her.
  • TSA contest calls for ideas to improve airline security lines

    TSA contest calls for ideas to improve airline security lines

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:11:07 GMT
    Everyone hates long lines at security checkpoints and the TSA knows it. Now the TSA is sponsoring a contest to encourage anyone with new ideas about how to make the airport security lines go faster. Often for air travelers, the security checkpoint experience is the worst part of their trip. That's why the TSA turned to the crowdsourcing site Innocentive asking for ideas pledging a total of $15,000 in prize money, with at least one $5,000 award.
    Everyone hates long lines at security checkpoints and the TSA knows it. Now the TSA is sponsoring a contest to encourage anyone with new ideas about how to make the airport security lines go faster. Often for air travelers, the security checkpoint experience is the worst part of their trip. That's why the TSA turned to the crowdsourcing site Innocentive asking for ideas pledging a total of $15,000 in prize money, with at least one $5,000 award.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices