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Forget Road Rage. This Guy Shot Up His Computer and Said It Was 'Glorious.' 'Angels sung on high,' 37-year-old Lucas Hinch said.

By Geoff Weiss

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Ever get so exasperated with a malfunctioning computer that you literally want to hurl it across the room? Thirty-seven-year-old Colorado Springs, Colo., resident Lucas Hinch did one better.

When his Dell XPS 410 desktop, which had been plaguing him for months, lapsed into a blue screen of death last Monday evening, Hinch took the machine out to an alley near his home and shot it eight times with a handgun.

Readers, do not try this at home. Or in the office. Thanks.

"It was glorious," Hinch told The Los Angeles Times. "Angels sung on high."

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That is, until police arrived, responding to the sound of gunshots. As it is illegal to fire within city limits, Hinch's 9-mm pistol was confiscated, and he now faces a possible fine, police said.

Nevertheless Hinch, who runs a homeopathic herb store, told police he has no regrets. "That computer had a bad day," he said.

Hinch's meltdown reminded us of another epic office-tech meltdown:

Related: Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

Geoff Weiss

Former Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a former staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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