Anthony Etienne didn't have the money to impress his girlfriend so he, allegedly, did what he thought was his only option -- snatch a Nintendo DS from a innocent girl walking through New Dorp in Staten Island, police said.
"I did not have no money to impress her, so if I thought that if I take this lil girl’s DS, I can make some money," Etienne reportedly told police in a statement. "I tapped her shoulder. I said, ‘Give it.’ She said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘It mine,’ (sic) and forst (sic) it from her. I felt bad as she chased me but it was done. I said to myself, ‘Never agen (sic).’ "
The incident occurred in New Dorp Plaza at around 5:37 p.m. Monday, police said. But when Etienne saw police approach him, he dropped the game system.
He now faces third-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny and petit larceny charges, according to District Attorney Daniel Donovan's office.