Colorado man ticketed for shooting his computer

The computer shot by a Colorado man. Police say it's not expected to recover. (CSPD photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – It’s like a scene out of “Office Space” with a little more firepower.

Colorado Springs police said a man fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months took it into a back alley and fired eight shots into it with a handgun.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Monday. After the shooting, Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits.

“He got tired of fighting with his computer for the last several months,” Lt. Jeff Strossner said. “He was having technology problems, so he took it out in the back alley and shot it.”

Strossner tweeted Hinch “executed” his computer in an alley on the 2200 block of West Colorado Avenue.

The penalty for the citation will be up to a judge, police said, adding that Hinch was good-natured about the citation and hadn’t realized he was breaking the law when he went Wild West on that useless piece of technology.

Hinch shot it eight times, Strossner said, “effectively disabling it.”

The computer is not expected to recover.


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