French Guy Smashes Everything He Can In Mall Apple Store With Steel Ball

October 3, 2016


This is a video of a disgruntled Apple customer smashing everything he possibly can in an Apple Store in Dijon (I love your mustard!), France with a 2.5-pound steel ball used for the French game of pétanque. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess he's angry at something.

He is heard talking about 'his consumer's right' and citing that he's unhappy with how Apple handles his support case. Minutes later, security turns up and tries to escort him -- but not without him trying to escape.

In the end, the team managed to stop him and have police take him into custody, said Le Journal.

Does anybody want to translate exactly what he was saying? Because in my mind he's blaming Apple for making him sext the wrong lady and not being willing to call his girlfriend and explain that wiener was actually meant for her. Trust me, I've overheard plenty of Genius Bar conversations before.

Keep going for the smash-filled video.

Thanks to TheCureForHope, which is complete and utter disappointment and despair.

  • antalicus

    I really thought he was going to pull out an android phone at the end and hit it as well and show how he was just demonstrating how Apple products are built to break. Im not sure I have seen an Apple phone outside the store without a broken screen.

  • If you listen closely you can hear several Siri's asking, "Will I dream?"

  • cardstock

    It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it pays off for him.

  • Jean Michel

    Hi i'm french i can translate what he his saying in the video (sorry for the mistake of course)

    [Start at 0.19s]
    "Shut Up ! You violate my right"
    " Stop !"
    "It's ok ? Ladies and Gentleman, Apple is a compagny that violate the consumer's right. Ok ? Thank's man. So, actually they are violating my right, they refuse to refund, as it's provided by the european law of the consumer, I told them, give me my money back, they said no, so what happen ? There is what happen"


    "Shut Up !"

    etc etc etc and he says the same things ever and ever, a mix between "shut up" and "you violate my right". I think he did that because he bought an iPhone 7 (tss...) and, as he was not really happy of his purchase, 3 day after he choosed to return it. But they refused, and, i don't know the law, but this guys seems to say that they have to accept. But he his also a little crazy ...

  • GeneralDisorder

    TIL France is run by lizard people too.

    Side note: I'd be angry too if everyone around me spoke French. But I'm a dumb hillbilly from Pennsylvania so my opinion is irrelevant.

  • Gingerbread

    I'm a french speaker and I'd genuinely be annoyed to live in France.

  • Jan Bergström

    He has some balls.

  • TheQiwiMan

    LOL what an idiot.

  • Munihausen

    There is an analogy to BLM in here somewhere....

  • They do tend to use petty tactics to bully their way into people's lives... If only he claimed Apple / the store is racist against him! He's already asking for reparations!

  • Bling Nye


  • Munihausen

    Bling, how do you use italics in all of your posts? Do you have a Pro account? How much per month is it?

  • DrZanz

    A man after my own heart. Granted, I'm not stupid enough to buy an Apple product in the first place but the sentiment is there now.
    I also wouldn't go about expressing my disdain in such a manner, but I admire the passion.

  • elodie desachy

    He is saying "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a company who is not respecting the customer's rights and refused to refurbish me according to the European's laws for consumers. I informed them they still refused and what's happen?! looks what's happen!" then he answered to the sales guy "shut up I have laws with me"


    He's lucky to be in France. If it were here, security would probably pin him on the floor, making him eat his glasses.

  • Bling Nye

    And if he were black, he'd be shot dead.

  • Jenness

    Well we kind of don't know what he is - no one will report anything other than French Male. That's kind of racist or anti-theist to assume he's not black. Look at that crazy bitch Rachel Dolenz - she's a NAACP leader and she looks white and is white biologically but she identifies as Black and so according to SJW's we have to go with it. And identity fluid people will tell you that it's racist, bigoted and anti-gender to tell them they can't identify as black or white or male or female or neuter and change it from day to day as they see fit. You really shouldn't even assume he';s a male. That could be a native-american radicalized Islamic woman - how dare you assume that is a white Christian non-radicalized male doing what "they" do which is being privileged and entitled and ruining crappy expensive products that the masses crave to make them feel important and unique.

    The only thing we know about anyone supposedly now is by the way they act.

    Top bad that SJW's are actually not into the whole "Let's all be equal and treat each other with respect, love and dignity and judge each other on our actions" -as much as they are the total opposite of that.

    As for this guy, he's a big f&&^^ng a**hole who deserves to go to jail for vandalism and be sued for the full amount of the property damage.

  • bgalker

    Looks like he may have pocketed the fourth phone on the back wall. Camera turns and he cheats out. Looks like the bag flip was covering it.

  • whacko

    Mature way to handle your problem with absolutely no negative consequences that will every come around and bite you in the behind...

    By the time he pays for all that stuff he smashed, plus whatever jail time he ends up serving, he's gonna wish he just bought himself a new phone.

  • Bling Nye

    Yeah, you gotta love the laws that protect big businesses from essentially any and all recrimination. They can make products with built in lifespans, and send an update ota to brick your old device and force you to get a new one, and that's just business; but if you attempt anything even remotely similar against them, you're facing jail time and/or heavy penalties and fines. Which makes your only recourse, as a customer, to become NOT a customer and not buy their products, ever. Not a big deal when there's other companies' comparable products to choose from... Much more of an issue when there's not.

  • Munihausen

    Life doesn't owe you shit, brah, least of all wireless phones. He could have switched to Cricket like the rest of us.

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