Man Gets Blue Screen Of Death, Takes Computer Into Back Alley And Shoots 8 Times

April 23, 2015


A Colorado man was charged with the unlawful discharge of a firearm after taking his Dell XPS 410 into a back alley and sending 8 bullets through it after it blue screen of deathed on him. 37-year old Lucas Hinch told police he was "fed up with fighting his computer for several months," presumably blaming the machine for all the p0rn viruses and pop-up ads. Damn bro, you should have called the Geek Squad! Just kidding, you should have blindfolded it and hung it by it's cooling fan off a twelve-story building. Then cut the rope. That's how you let your next computer know you mean business.

Keep going for a screencap of the police blotter.


Thanks to Dunc, who took a hammer to a computer once. ONCE. All his computers learned how to behave since then.

  • Kelly

    When I get a blue screen of death I treat it like Uncle Owen does a disobedient droid. I wipe its memory. Lets see you try to run away again R2D2.

  • Ursinos

    This reminds me of an xbox support call I had to take once....

  • steve holt

    it's illegal to discharge your firearm there?
    Dude, yer gettin' a cell! (rim shot)

  • Jenness

    Maybe it's just where I live, but I thought this didn't seem like news because who hasn't done this at some point with one of their computers?

  • Meh

    This happened in the States? Has hell frozen over?

  • disqus_ecIk3gtuH2

    Save the computer with Linux Operating System!

  • Controversial Fetus

    well done... had the same dell.. she deserved no less

  • xolifer

    What he doesn't know is that I just replaced his desktop background with a blue screen of death and ended the explorer.exe process. Muahahahah

  • GeneralDisorder

    You see children, this is why Windows is inferior. PC-BSD for life yo!

  • fluxtatic

    Not Windows' fault dude got suckered into buying a Dell. I think my current PC has bluescreened once since I installed Win7 in 2010

  • GeneralDisorder

    Win7 is great. For what it's worth I know maybe 3 people who have used PC-BSD and basically no one who continues to do so (those three have Windows machines but either switched to Ubuntu or a Hackintosh OSX variant for non-gaming purposes.

  • Ollie Williams

    Maybe it's time Lucas give up on technology altogether if a BSoD results in him shooting a firearm at his computer. What a psycho.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I bet he missed the hard drive...

  • Ollie Williams

    He totally did, too. The hard drives on that model are at the very bottom of the case on the left side.

  • Scuggler

    It's great that there is an official summary "Man Kills His Computer"

  • Ed

    Your first mistake was buying a Dell.

  • Xockszky

    It's a shame too, Dell used to be good.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I know Dell isn't the only one guilty of this but I had some junk machines of wide variety and I found that despite having a dead motherboard and a stack of old server motherboards to choose from I could not make the Dell case work because they have some proprietary plug for power buttons/reset/LEDs. It makes perfect sense from a mass manufacture standpoint (then you have a single robot put a single plug in place instead of a series of robots plugging in a bunch of tiny plugs and hoping it gets the right pins). But that leaves modders no decent options for swapping out hardware on a Dell tower.

    I kind of wanted to shoot the Dell cases but instead found a recycler who paid me money to take them off my hands.

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