AN APPLE fanboy who was upset that his Iphone didn't work threatened to execute the gadget in front of a bemused black shirted Apple staff member.
Donald Goodrich, 38, of Westwood, Ohio in the US was apparently surprised when his Iphone didn't work.
Dressed in his 'think different' uniform with a smug black shirt, Goodrich showed up and asked the staff at the Kenwood Towne Centre Apple store to fix it.
He told the employee he was "So mad, I could pop a 9mm at it".
The employee was so shocked that someone might harm something that Steve Jobs had lovingly given the world that she reportedly said there was no need for that.
Goodrich allegedly told the employee, "I'll do it right now. Look!"
He then allegedly opened the right side of his shirt to show off his black, 9mm Ihandgun.
It was not against the law for Goodrich to be carrying the gun because he had a concealed weapons permit. However the move did wipe the smug look off the employee's face and she said she would get his Iphone fixed right away.
Of course she was lying. It would take more than just a 9mm handgun to get an Iphone properly fixed right away.
She took Goodrich over to a technician then told her manager about his threats to kill his Iphone, and the manager called the police.
When contacted by law enforcement, Goodrich somehow neglected to tell the deputy that he was armed.
He was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing for causing fear of harm to an Apple employee. And because he didn't tell the deputy he was carrying the gun he also faces a concealed weapons charge.
We're not quite sure that the aggravated menacing charge will stick. After all, he only threatened to shoot the Iphone, which technically isn't protected by the US Constitution. Perhaps he'll be allowed to plead down to simple menacing because he didn't actually pull the gun out or threaten the Apple employee personally.
We would have thought that if the US wanted to protect Iphones from people pissed off by them breaking down or exploding, then it would have to remove the Second Amendment from the US Constitution's Bill of Rights entirely.
Give lots of people guns, Iphones and the AT&T network, and sooner or later an Iphone will be so smug or useless it will get plugged. µ
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