Computercide

George Doughty of Lafayette, Colorado, won’t have any more problems with his computer. He was accused of shooting his Dell laptop four times with a Smith & Wesson revolver in the middle of his Sportsman’s Inn Bar and Restaurant. He then allegedly hung the remains of the laptop on the wall ‘like a hunting trophy,’ said Lt. Rick Bashor of the Lafayette Police Department.

Doughty, 48, who owns the establishment, entered the bar from his office and told the two patrons and bartender that he was going to shoot his computer. He then set his laptop on the floor, warned the customers to cover their ears and fired away. Doughty never explained what prompted his actions, but told police that ‘it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.’
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, 18th Edition
Pages 207-208

I hear ya George, I’ve been there a time or two myself.

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In fact, I’m fighting to keep from doing the same to my work laptop right now… If I post something about a Dell later on today, well, you know what happened.

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