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Colorado man cited for shooting malfunctioning computer

Police say Lucas Hinch, 37, shot his CPU eight times after becoming "fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months."

By Fred Lambert

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 21 (UPI) -- An enraged Colorado man shot his computer multiple times for failing to work properly, according to police.

Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a firearm within the city limits of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday night, police say.

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After becoming "fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," Hinch took his central processing unit outside and shot it eight times with a pistol, according to a police report.

"He was having technology problems, so he took it out in the back alley and shot it," Lt. Jeff Strossner told the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Strossner tweeted that Hinch "executed" the computer, "effectively disabling it."

Hinch was reportedly cooperative with police and said he did not know he was breaking the law. His penalty will be up to a judge, police say.

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