Colorado police charge man for "killing his computer" with a handgunBy Justin Kahn 29 comments
We have all been there at some point or another. Our computers freeze up or some error occurs and we lose hours (or even days) of work. This is usually followed by a series of loud expletives and physical threats towards the machine. Rarely do these physical threats come to fruition, but the Colorado Police Department have recently arrested a man for getting a little too violent with his troublesome computer.
In fact, after what sounds like a long and arduous battle with the system, the man reportedly carried it out to a nearby alleyway and blasted it with 8 rounds from his handgun. You can see the damage done in the image above courtesy of the Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) Twitter account.
"He took the computer into the back alley and fired eight shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it," police said.
Photo of computer that was killed in PB #22312. Man cited for discharging a firearm in city. https://t.co/cm19wmzutx pic.twitter.com/EmSO8BzAtU--- Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) April 21, 2015
Based on data from a police statement officially entitled "Man Kills His Computer," Colorado law enforcement officers responded to a "shots fired" call from local residence on Monday evening before charging Lucas Hinch for using a firearm within city limits. The police investigation revealed that Hinch had been in a months-long battle with his machine before he decided to put it out of its misery.
The 37-year old Hinch wasn't aware he was breaking the law, according to reports, and will face a judge before any penalties are handed out. While certainly not as effective as a gun, it's hard to imagine a baseball bat not being able to handle the job just as well.
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