Homemade Super Mario Question Mark Boxes Bring in Bomb Squad

Ever wanted to make your own Super Mario World? Well be careful because five teenage girls from Portage County, Ohio face potential criminal charges after attempting to play a real-life version of Super Mario Bros. The Portage County Hazardous Materials Unit and Bomb Detection Unit were called in to downtown Ravenna on Friday morning after seventeen suspicious packages — boxes wrapped in gold wrapping paper with question marks spray painted on them — had alarmed residents.

Five girls — age 16 and 17 — claimed responsibility for making and placing the packages. The girls said they found an Internet site that included step-by-step instructions for creating replicas of blocks featured in the game.

The Ravenna Police Department will be working with the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office regarding possible criminal charges as a result of the game.


Ever wanted to make your own Super Mario World? Well be careful because five teenage girls from Portage County, Ohio face potential criminal charges after attempting to play a real-life version of Super Mario Bros. The Portage County Hazardous Materials Unit and Bomb Detection Unit were called in to downtown Ravenna on Friday morning after seventeen suspicious packages — boxes wrapped in gold wrapping paper with question marks spray painted on them — had alarmed residents.

Five girls — age 16 and 17 — claimed responsibility for making and placing the packages. The girls said they found an Internet site that included step-by-step instructions for creating replicas of blocks featured in the game.

The Ravenna Police Department will be working with the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office regarding possible criminal charges as a result of the game.

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