Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/17/cops_called_on_kinect_gamers/

Cops break up Kinect Boxing bout

Neighbour calls in domestic violence report

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Games, 17th January 2011 14:27 GMT

Eight Swedish cops last week stormed a couple's home in Uddevalla after a neighbour reported five people beating up a woman. It was a false alarm - they were just playing Kinect Sports.

One Robert Johansson, 25, was actually throwing punches in a virtual boxing match with his buddies and told Swedish-language tabloid Aftonbladet: "It felt awkward when the police came in and asked who was beaten. We felt rather stupid sitting there on the couch."

Kinect Sports Boxing

A spokesman for Gothenburg plod regretted the misunderstanding, but said they had to act immediately given the reported nature of the incident. ®