Many of us have been angry and shouted at our computers, sometimes even kicked it or thrown it on the floor. A man from Colorado took his frustration against his computer to the next level – he shot it to death and left its parts in the middle of an alley in Colorado Springs, which is about 60 miles south of Denver.
Lucas Hinch, 37 was given a ticket after shooting his 2012 Dell XPS 410 eight times. The summons was issued by Colorado Springs Office. The penalty he will have to face is for a judge to decide.
The man did what most people have only dreamed about. However, his misfortune was that it is currently illegal to fire a gun within city limits.
According to Hinch, he had bought a gun (a 9 mm) quite recently and was in legal possession of it. He didn’t realize he was breaking the law when he put bullets inside his PC. He stated that he did so because he grew increasingly frustrated with it and had had enough of it on Monday. It was then when he decided to take it outside and teach it a lesson forever. His intention was not to break the law as well, but just to kill his computer. According to police spokeswoman, Liutenant Catherine Buckley, he was unaware of the fact that he was overstepping the law. The Liutenant also pointed out that he was cooperative and accepted his citation without objecting to it.
In a statement to Los Angeles Times, Lucas Hinch said he had been fighting his computer for more than half a year. When asked if he had any regrets regarding his deed and the ticket it got him, his answer was a definite no. “It was glorious. Angels sung on high,” he declared to the LA Times. He also said that it was premeditated and that the PC had it coming for a while. When asked how he feels about his penalty, he said that it is not a big enough price to pay for justice.
He is likely to face a fine but it is highly improbable that he is looking at jail time. The police did, however, take his gun away from him, thus preventing him from hurting other computers.
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