Man Threatens iPhone With 9-Mil Destruction

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It's no secret that iPhone owners, while in general happy with their devices, are not so happy about the AT&T network. Still, is that any reason to shoot your iPhone?

A Westwood, OH man went to an Apple Store late last week in the Kenwood Towne Centre. Angry over his broken iPhone, he apparently flashed a gun at one of the store's employees.

Police say that Donald Goodrich, 38, told an Apple Store employee that he was so mad at his iPhone, he could "put a nine millimeter" in it. The employee replied that wouldn't be necessary, but that's when Goodrich allegedly showed him a gun he had under his shirt.



The employee escorted Goodrich to a technician, who began to work on the iPhone. At that point, the employee told the manager of the events, and police were called.

Goodrich has a concealed carry permit, but he is required by laws to tell them about the gun, which deputies say he did not do. Even without that fact, this guy is a little off to feel brandishing a weapon is a good thing to do.

Perhaps, as some say, it shows how he's replacing something small with something a bit larger. Ahem. Goodrich is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated menacing. He was released on his own recognizance.
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3vi1 replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 11:14 PM

>> Goodrich has a concealed carry permit, but he is required by laws to tell them about the gun, which deputies say he did not do.

Playing devil's advocate:

The deputies sound like they were just trying to find some charge to stick on him. They were called because he had a gun, therefore they already knew he had it before they even saw him. He knew when he saw them why they were there: because he had already disclosed that he had the gun to the employee. Maybe "I've got a gun" isn't the first thing he said to the officers (which only proves that he was not a complete idiot), but I'm sure it was the topic of their conversation.

Sure, the guys not very bright for showing that he really did have a concealed weapon (probably because he seriously was not kidding about wanting to shoot the phone), but he had the proper permit and it's not like he pointed a gun at anyone or denied he had it.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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Perhaps there is an Iphone app for a handgun?

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nelvik replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 6:42 AM

handgun app for iphone? wonder how loud and how realistic the iphone build-in speakers could make it

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i wonder what was wrong with it?

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slugbug replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 9:45 AM

Feel like blowing up your iPhone? There's an app for that Big Smile

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kid007 replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 10:59 AM

"Goodrich is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated menacing"

The aggravated menace was to the iphone, I would love to see that in the news I-Phone died after owner shot at it, the reason as unknown but the evidence point out to be the network. Police are investigating this tragedy stay tunned! (LOL)

"handgun app for iphone? wonder how loud and how realistic the iphone build-in speakers could make it"

That what happen when you introduce technology to real people! :) ((keep it to the geeks)

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 11:11 AM

He should film the destruction of the iPhone with the Nine Millimeter and post it on You Tube for all to see. What good "PR' for Apple!

Maybe someone could compose a song commemorating the event.

He could sell tickets for 20 bucks each for a month and have a drawing to determine who gets to shoot the iPhone.

He could invite the National Media to attend. Fox would be there with bells on exploring the 'feelings' of the phone, but would finally prod the owner to 'name' it after some real famous guy that they hate and shoot it repeatedly.

Sprint could buy commercial time for the event and try to tell everyone that $100.00 a month is a fair price for unlimited services. (Yeah Right!)

Points could be given for the most original way to 'Off The iPhone',......................

 

I can't wait.

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ClemSnide replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 11:33 AM

No doubt he was disgruntled because people kept mistaking him for Goodyear.


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Realneil for president!  Awesome idea.

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 6:38 PM

lol! Good ideas, RN.

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