Who among us hasn’t been so frustrated with their computer that they wanted to, uh, troubleshoot it with a volley of white-hot lead? “According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers responding last night to a 911 call about shots fired discovered that a ‘fed up’ Lucas Hinch took his computer into a back alley and ‘fired 8 shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it.’” We’d guess the problem wasn’t so much with the Dell hardware as it was . . .
with the technological wonder that is Microsoft’s operating system.
When asked about the shooting, Hinch told TSG, “I just had it,” adding that he tired of the balky computer’s “blue screen of death.” Hinch said that he whacked the computer with a 9mm Hi-Point pistol recently purchased from a Craigslist seller. The gun was seized by police, who left the computer behind.
The late Dell XPS 410 model, seen in the above police evidence photo, is survived by a monitor and a keyboard.
Windows Vista claims another one. No wonder so many Redmond-based moguls support gun control.
While we sympathize with Hinch’s frustration, plugging your processor within city limits is a misdemeanor in Colorado Springs. While he’s certainly earned his IGOTD honors, we’d suggest that next time he either hauls his hardware out to an appropriate range before opening fire or buys better gear from the get go.