Lucas Hinch is now known as the Colorado man who “killed” his computer with a gun after becoming a little too frustrated with Bill Gates’ monster. While police are not too happy with Hinch taking out his frustration in such a manner, Office Space fans will probably raise a glass or two any time he enters a bar.
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Based upon reports, Lucas Hinch should now qualify for being the patron saint of working in a cubicle, since the Colorado man killed his computer and then bragged all about it.
“It was glorious,” the 37-year-old cubicle dweller told the Los Angeles Times. “Angels sung on high.”
Obviously unrepentant, police say the man might be in trouble with the law, but they admit there is no law on the books for computer homicide. (Same goes for beating an office printer to death and leaving it in a shallow grave in field.)
“[Hinch] was very matter-of-fact about it and cooperative,” said Lt. Catherine Buckley, a police spokeswoman. “He had just gotten a new gun and had enough of his computer.”
The man explained his beef with the PC, saying his Dell kept giving the infamous “Blue Screen Of Death,” which unfortunately has been a hallmark of Bill Gates’ Windows for years.
“It was extremely frustrating,” he said. “I reached critical mass. It was premeditated, oh, definitely. I made sure there wasn’t anything behind it and nothing to ricochet.”
Colorado police might be internally amused, but officially they are dismayed since the man discharged a 9mm pistol within city limits without having a good reason like, say, self defense against Bill Gates’ Frankenstein. Here’s how the police described the shooting incident in the blotter, with the shooting summarized as “Man Kills His Computer.”
“Officers responded to shots fired in the alley of 2200 W Colorado Av. Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months. He took the computer into the back alley and fired 8 shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it. He was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits.”
Police confiscated Lucas Hinch’s gun, and he may face a fine for his actions, but spending any time in jail seems unlikely. Regardless, Hinch believes it was a small price to pay for justice, never mind the fact that he will forever be known by Office Space fans as the Colorado man who kills computers. Of course, if the man had only recorded the computer shooting on video, then he probably would receive sainthood officially.
[Image via Colorado Springs Police]