Man Threatens to Shoot iPhone, Man Gets Arrested


Man goes into Apple Store for help with iPhone. Man gets frustrated with iPhone. Man threatens to shoot iPhone if it doesn't start working. Man draws attention to previously concealed weapon. Apple Store techie tells manager. Manger calls police. Police arrive. Police arrest man.

Justice, served.

[WPCO 9 via Gizmodo]

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chrstphr.ross says:

My vote for Fail of the Year

Dmys says:

Let me guess, it was in USA?

Vonhugendong says:

I woulda shot the employee... Genius my ass

Dip says:

3.1 battery problems? I know how he feels.

Muero says:

I had a bad experience at that same Apple Store (at Kenwood/Cincinnati) too when buying my iPhone 3G last year. The people working there are pretty clueless, but that's no excuse to threaten firing a weapon.

icebike says:

I'd wait to hear the other side before assuming he "threatened firing a weapon".
The exact words (allegedly) were ""so mad I could pop a 9mm at it". Thats not a threat. And its perfectly ok to threaten your own inanimate objects. If not, my TV would have had me in cuffs long ago.
The only issue here is if he had a concealed carry permit.

Miami mike says:

No tethering?? Yea I'll most likely do the same too 

Ryan says:

The Cincinnati Kenwood apple store is clueless because they hire poorly. I applied and was turned down at the first interview despite over five years of teaching and maintining apple applications and hardware. But that could just be me being bitter.

Michael Denney says:

Oh well, silly if you ask me.

dloveprod says:

good thing the police got there in time to save that iphone

Earless puppy says:

There's an app for that...

Macboy74 says:

@ earless puppy
Yes it's called bullet proof vest lite. The paid version is $399.

Hakala says:

Hm.. Let me repeat that: Hm...

Dip says:

Be careful what you say in an Apple store.
Bomb da bomb bomb
Pilot to bombardier

fastlane says:

I hate to think what things will be like in the Microsoft stores. :lol:

Joshua says:

When is 4.0 coming out? I hope not all the way in June..

Raul says:

That iPhone is going to have severe HardDrive trauma.

killakow says:

I would have just took a runny poop on all the iPhones and pissed on all the MacBooks. I mean talking about a gun is just crazy.

Jellotime91 says:

@Joshua: you are an incredibly big n00b.. Yes it'll come out in June and that has nothing to do with this post.
The guy was obviously mentally unstable and not used to touch screen phones, and the fact that he was unstable is further proven by the fact that he showed a concealed weapon inside an apple store.. What the fuck..

rixxdominatorr says:

Man is true dumbarse! Give him tin can and string that shoud be plenty complicated for him. Man can use in JAIL!

rixxdominatorr says:

WAIT! Did he buy an Apple Care Warranty it now coveres damage!

Kick Butt Applications says:

So why are we surprised. Not like there's an IQ test requirement to own one. Even an idiot can get an iPhone!

Crazybrains4 says:

Earless puppy.... (There's an app for that) That's the funniest thing I've heard all day...but I'm just getting outta bed...

Lawrence says:

I just gave my iPhone a bath and am now getting her ready for bed.....I love my iPhone.....I think the guy needs charges brought on him for threatening his iPhone.....too funny...lmao!!!

HO says:

That iPhone is going to have severe HardDrive trauma.

Connie says:

Will 4.0 be just an upgrade or a new phone?