Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine.
Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a “shots fired” call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs police department said.
“Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months,” a police statement entitled “Man Kills His Computer” said.
“He took the computer into the back alley and fired eight shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it.”
The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted police as saying Hinch had been good-natured about the citation, telling officers he had not realised he was breaking the law.
A judge will decide what penalty the citation carries.