Aug 12 AT 12:07 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

LG launches balloons with G2 vouchers, 20 people hurt by BB guns

LG G Baloons

LG wanted to launch the new G2 with a fun event where people could get a free device. So, the company attached vouchers for free devices to helium balloons and let them go into the air. LG probably expected people to go on a hunt for vouchers once the balloons lost enough gas to drop. However, that isn’t quite how things turned out.

Some brought BB guns to the event in hopes of shooting down the balloons. But as you can imagine, BB guns in a competitive event is never a good idea. In the end, 20 people were shot with BB guns, so LG cancelled all future similar events.

And though this wasn’t at all LG’s fault (except for a lack of critical thinking), the company will cover the medical expenses for those who were hurt. That’s good of LG, and we’re glad to see it handle the situation well. It’s just sad that an event had to go so wrong. But hey, at least real guns weren’t involved. What would you do for a free LG G2?

Source: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • ibap

    Why does this remind me of the ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ episode where they were throwing turkeys out of a helicopter?

    http://radio.about.com/od/thanksgivingradio/a/WKRP-In-Cincinnati-Turkey-Drop-Episode.htm

  • Vance

    Took the family to the rodeo this weekend and one event, called cash cow, entails two young calfs wearing harness covered with $1 bills, and about 100 kids ages 6-13 chasing them around the arena trying to snatch their share of the money… I propose LG try something similar but maybe use a rhino?

  • MOSW

    LG has cancelled their next same event due to these injuries

  • pjamies

    This wouldn’t even have been concidered an issue if it was done in the states ..
    and would have landed up on YouTube .. lol

  • kazahani

    This sounds like a bad April Fools News story…

  • redraider133

    Good idea LG but poorly planned and executed. Hope all those injured are ok and the payment they receive for their injuries is worth it( which if it is a free G2, I think that is great on LG’s part)

  • kendartra

    I’d take a BB to the butt for a free LG G2.

  1. Why does this remind me of the ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ episode where they were throwing turkeys out of a helicopter?

    http://radio.about.com/od/thanksgivingradio/a/WKRP-In-Cincinnati-Turkey-Drop-Episode.htm

  2. Took the family to the rodeo this weekend and one event, called cash cow, entails two young calfs wearing harness covered with $1 bills, and about 100 kids ages 6-13 chasing them around the arena trying to snatch their share of the money… I propose LG try something similar but maybe use a rhino?

  3. LG has cancelled their next same event due to these injuries

  4. This wouldn’t even have been concidered an issue if it was done in the states ..
    and would have landed up on YouTube .. lol

  5. This sounds like a bad April Fools News story…

  6. Good idea LG but poorly planned and executed. Hope all those injured are ok and the payment they receive for their injuries is worth it( which if it is a free G2, I think that is great on LG’s part)

  7. kendartraGuest 2 years ago

    I’d take a BB to the butt for a free LG G2.