Computer not working? It could be a virus -- or it could be the eight bullets lodged inside.
Colorado Springs resident Lucas Hinch was cited Monday evening after the man carried his computer into the back alley, then shot it eight times with a handgun, police said. The 37-year-old told officers he "was fed up with fighting his computer," so he opted to vent his frustration by shooting the machine with a gun, "effectively disabling it," the police report notes.
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"It was glorious," Hinch told the Los Angeles Times of the death of his 2012 Dell XPS 410. "Angels sung on high."
Though he may have blown a fuse in deciding to shoot the computer, Hinch told the paper he was deliberate in the shooting itself, making sure there was nothing behind it that bullets could ricochet off.
The incident is highly reminiscent of the classic scene from "Office Space" in which frustrated workers exact their revenge on a petulant printer:
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Hinch's exact penalty -- for discharging a firearm within city limits -- will be determined by a judge.