“George Doughty hung his latest hunting trophy on the wall of his Sportsman’s Bar and Restaurant. Then he went to jail. The problem was the trophy was Doughty’s laptop computer. He shot it four times, as customers watched, after it crashed once too often. He was jailed on suspicion of felony menacing, reckless endangerment and the prohibited use of weapons. ‘It’s sort of funny, because everybody always threatens their computers,’ said police Lt. Rick Bashor, seconds before his own police computer froze at police headquarters. Doughty was released Monday evening after spending a night in jail and is due in court Wednesday. In police reports, Doughty said that he realized afterward that he shouldn’t have shot his computer but at the time it seemed like the right thing to do,” reports The Associated Press.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Doughty, 48, owns the establishment. He entered the bar from his office, announced he was going to shoot his computer and returned to his office. After 30 minutes, police said, Doughty set his laptop on the floor 4 to 6 feet away from him, warned two customers at the bar to cover their ears and fired away. The computer took all the bullets and no one was injured.
Unfortunately, they left out two important bits of information of interest to MacDailyNews and our readers.
Paul Schultz, Lafayette’s Chief of Police told MacDailyNews that the laptop Doughty shot was a Dell. Lt. Rick Bashor’s police computer that crashed during his comments to AP is a Gateway. Did somebody say, “switch?”