A man looking to collect on a debt broke into the house of 60-year-old woman in Brazil's Federal District, holding her hostage for ten hours on the business end of a Sega Light Phaser.

The Light Phaser, the light gun that shipped with the Sega Master System, must be fairly common in Brazil, considering how incredibly popular the 8-bit console was in the country—it was one of Sega's strongest markets.

Fortunately, the man released his hostage, unharmed, after negotiating with police (and brandishing a pair of actual deadly knives). "Unharmed" means we can all laugh about it now! In fact, heroic tipster Gustavo even gave us a free joke: "Of course he would not be able to hurt his victim - we can see that the gun was NOT plugged into the console." ROFL!!

Polícia divulga imagens de rendição de sequestrador no Distrito Federal [Globo.com]