Man shoots television after DTV tantrum

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Man shoots television after DTV tantrum

Postby Individual » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:21 am ... &catid=333

A Missouri man is charged with unlawful use of a firearm, after peppering his T-V with bullets.

Police responded to a home in Joplin Wednesday after reports of shots being fired inside.

The 70 year old homeowner was angry that he had lost his cable, and was unable to get his new DTV converter to work properly.

After a brief standoff, the man was taken into custody. His wife told officers the suspect had been drinking.

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Re: Man shoots television after DTV tantrum

Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:48 pm

Hows that for the efficacy of the Fifth precept....
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Re: Man shoots television after DTV tantrum

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:12 pm

who said all this technology is making life easier?
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Re: Man shoots television after DTV tantrum

Postby genkaku » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:45 pm

Makes you wonder why, since he had the means at hand, he didn't shoot the thing BEFORE it went on the fritz.

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