Irate iPhone owner allegedly shows gun to Apple Store worker
'There's a cap in its ass for that'
Register Hardware’s iPhone-owning hacks get annoyed when their devices go down. But one man in North American is claimed to have became so frustrated with his faulty Apple smartphone that he threatened to shoot it.
After walking into a local Apple store, Donald Goodrich - aged 38, from Westwood, Cincinnati – allegedly said to an employee he was “so mad” with his handset he “could pop a 9mm at it”, local news service WCPO reports.
It’s also alleged that Goodrich then opened his shirt to reveal a 9mm handgun, adding: “I’ll do it right now. Look!”
The store manager called the police, and subsequently Goodrich was charged with aggravated menacing and causing fear of harm to the employee.
Goodrich was not immediately charged with possessing a concealed firearm because he has a permit to do so. However, he may yet be so charged because he allegedly failed to tell the police that he was packing a piece.
The iPhone has been placed in a smartphone protection programme. ®
Is this how one gets Beetles songs into iTunes?
"Happiness is a warm gun..."
@sungod - Wrong.
The gun at the town hall was unloaded and was also not fully automatic. It was a semi automatic AR-15. You can own automatics in the US, but you have to go through a lot of checks to do so, including getting the chief law enforcement officer in your area to sign a statement saying he is ok with you buying one. Class 3 isn't easy to get, but it is possible, but very few are willing to go to the lengths necessary.
Also the guy with the AR did not brandish it with intent to use it. He was openly carrying which is legal in Arizona. Open carry is also legal in Ohio last I heard (I'm from Ohio in case you were wondering and in fact have shopped at said Apple store). Only concealed carry requires a permit unless things changed and I am not informed.
This guy still violated the CC rules though. Gun isn't supposed to come out of concealment unless there is a damn good reason. He'll lose his right to CC probably for life in this state, because this will be on his record and they will know why.
If Elvis were alive...
he would've shot hundreds of iPhones by now. "This app ain't no damn good!" Blam!
The coat with the peanut butter and banana sandwich in the pocket, oh mamma.
Attempted iphonicide or wireless endangerment
The reports didn't say that he actually whipped it out, just that he unbuttoned his shirt to show his weapon to the female shop assistant.
Guns, bugs and iPhones
So to recap:
Taking a 9mm into an Apple store is illegal and dangerous. Taking a loaded fully automatic weapon to a Presidential town hall meeting is perfectly fine.
Somebody tell me how has America not gone completely insane?