Local West Albany Wal-Mart employees and customers were evacuated from the building last night when one stock clerk reported a bomb scare to the manager.

The story begins when two young males returned a Microsoft X-Box gaming console Tuesday afternoon to the customer service desk. Claiming that it was defective, they received a full refund for their purchase. After buying a Nintendo GAMECUBE with their refunded money, the two males left the store. It didn't take too long for the stock clerk that was responsible for re- packaging returned items, John Telren, to find a note attached to the returned X-Box's box. It was written in blue ink and reportedly read "We hate Microsoft NINTENDO is their destroyer." The clerk then opened the box to find that the console had been pried apart and that there was a small computer chip attached to the outer casing. The clerk then reported this to the manager, who rushed to call 911.

The two 22 year old males were later identified as Hong Wu and Jeff Scaggs, both of Sausalito. They attend University of California at Berkeley and were majoring in Computer Science and Chemical Engineering, respectively.

The duo was then linked to the theft of eight bottles of carefully chosen chemicals from a University of California chemistry laboratory.

They have since been charged and taken to a hearing, in which they both pled guilty, saying "Nintendo deserves more respect.""

Its a pity these are the people responsible for giving gamers a bad name.