What do you do when you are having a bad day? Do you go for a long run? Do you eat an entire carton of ice cream? How about smashing your car into a building? One Florida T-Mobile customer recently smashed their SUV through the front of a Palm Springs store because they were having a “bad day”.
Shinobia Montoria Wright has been charged with aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. She is currently hospitalized at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis after undergoing surgery on her arms for damages she received during the crash. She has also been taken for a mental health evaluation under the Baker Act. Wright was unable to show up to her court date because of the injuries.
Wright initially walked into the T-Mobile store this past week hoping to exchange her cracked iPhone. She told the manager that it was her birthday and that she would “bug out” if they were unable to help her. According to Wright, she was forced to pay for a replacement phone even though she had insurance.
Wright was apparently displeased with the service she had received, because she drove her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV through the front entrance of the store this past Thursday. She emerged from her vehicle after the crash and began smashing displays with a squeegee. Wright hit one employee on the head who tried to stop her from entering the store’s storage area. Another employee injured their knee after being hit by a glass display case that was in the way of the SUV. It is estimated that Wright caused $30,000 USD worth of damages to the store.
The manager stated that Wright initially appeared irritated and possibly under the influence. Preliminary investigations suggest that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor. Maybe she just needed a "Blue Sky Holiday"...