台北一間夾娃娃機發生多隻公仔一次被夾走,業者發現一名林姓男子利用干擾電眼方式取物成功,怒告男子詐欺。

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – A man surnamed Lin, who manipulated a sensor in a claw machine through electrical interferences to win several action figures in a row, was sued for alleged fraud by the store owner in Taipei.

不過士林地檢署認為,干擾電眼為操作技巧,且消費者有頭錢,予以「不起訴處分」。有網友就說,「店家調鬆夾子還怪客人反制?」

Shilin District Prosecutors Office declined to prosecute Lin tough, stressing that interfering with a sensor can also be considered a “playing skill.” Taiwan netizens seemed to agree with the ruling, saying that “it is absurd that owners adjust claw strength (for their own benefits) but put the blame on players’ skills.”

這名業者去年夏天查看監視器發現,林男先用耍爪技巧,讓爪子抓著商品擺盪,當商品擺盪到洞口上方時,就將手伸進取物口,干擾保證取物的感應電眼。

媒體報導則指出,近半年來陸續有傳出消費者伸手進入取物口,干擾夾娃娃機電眼以取得商品。| According to media reports, similar cases have been reported recently. (NOWnews)

Through various settings, claws strength increases or decreases based on the last time, a top prize was won. According to the business owner, Lin used his skills to increase the strength of claws in one of his machines last summer.

透過機台設定,若物品掉落,機台累計的次數會歸零,爪子就會鬆開。林男利用這個技巧,連續夾走價值 1050 元的 3 隻公仔。

By manipulating the aforesaid sensor, Lin managed to win three action figures worth NT$1,050 each in a row.

業者怒告詐欺,不過檢方認為,林男讓夾中的商品提早掉落,是屬於「操作技巧」,並非詐術,給予不起訴處分。

Lin wasn’t prosecuted because his behavior was considered “a playing skill” instead of fraud, according to prosecutors.

媒體報導則指出,近半年來陸續有傳出消費者伸手進入取物口,干擾夾娃娃機電眼以取得商品。

According to media reports, similar cases have been reported recently.

雖然業者提告,但地檢署認為消費者有先投錢,也有成功夾起物品,並非使用不正當手法取物。一名業者就表示,幾乎沒幾天就有消費者利用「技巧」取物,讓他「每個月損失 4 至 5 千元」。

The Prosecutors Office further explained that the customer paid and skillfully grasped an item with the claws rather than winning it in an illegal way. One of the owners said that similar cases have caused an estimated NT$4,000 to NT$5,000 loss per month.

不過站在消費者心態可就不同, PTT 有網友就認為業主自己調鬆爪子,就別怪玩家用技巧,「業者可以調鬆緊就不是詐欺?」、「各種內丟鬆爪然後怪玩家用技巧取物?」、「店家調鬆夾子還怪客人反制?」、

On the consumers’ side, some people on a popular online chatroom (PPT) said: “Adjustment of strength is a fraud, isn’t it?” “Why blaming players for using their skills?” “Can business owners deliberately loosen the strength of claws?”

「把爪子調鬆都沒關係,那是不是夜市撈魚可以給破網?」

Some remarked, “If the adjustment of claw strength is okay, giving broken net in a night market’s fishing stand is also acceptable.”

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