Video: Plinking computers

Video: Plinking computers

Some days you get lucky, and there’s a “guy cited for shooting his computer” story.

Who among us, after all, hasn’t wanted to park a few rounds in the old PC?

A Mr. Lucas Hinch acted on the impulse not long ago in Colorado Springs, where they have no sense of humor.  (I’ve been there, on temporary duty, and I can vouch for it: they have no sense of humor.)

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers responding last night to a 911 call about shots fired discovered that a “fed up” Lucas Hinch took his computer into a back alley and “fired 8 shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it.” …

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When asked about the shooting, Hinch told TSG, “I just had it,” adding that he tired of the balky computer’s “blue screen of death.” Hinch said that he whacked the computer with a 9mm Hi-Point pistol recently purchased from a Craigslist seller. The gun was seized by police, who left the computer behind.

It being Colorado, one does wonder if there was any recreational-substance involvement.

The shootist. (Image via Smoking Gun)
The shootist. (Image via Smoking Gun)

But a quick search of YouTube turned up even better entertainment: videos of computers being used as targets for, er, sport shooting.


(I prefer blue steel myself.)

And something a little different.



J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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