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New Hampshire man no longer top banana after losing life savings on carnival game

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What a banana.

A New Hampshire man says he squandered his life savings playing a rigged carnival game in hopes of winning an Xbox game system.

Henry Gribbohm, 30, of New Hampshire, told WBZ-TV that he ended up losing $2,600 playing Tubs of Fun at a Fiesta Shows' carnival. The next day, he said he complained to a person running the game and was given $600 and a large stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

To some, a large stuffed banana may suffice, but Gribbohm later filed a report with the Manchester Police Department claiming that the game was rigged. The department told the station that it is investigating the matter.

Tubs of Fun is notoriously challenging. Gribbohm told the station that he practiced and thought he had a knack for it. But once the game began the balls started popping out of the water. His only explanation: "It's not possible that it wasn't rigged."

Like a down-on-his-luck Blackjack player, Gribbohm began making riskier bets to win back some money and told WBZ-TV that at one point he dropped $300 in a few minutes. He went home and got another $2,300, he told the station.

The game is operated by an outside party and Fiesta told the station that it will also investigate Gribbohm’s allegations.

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

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