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Man Shoots TV Over Broadcast Switch Confusion

by February 20, 2009
Dont shoot - I have Dish!

Don't shoot - I have Dish!

An article over at Broadcasting & Cable had us wondering if this DTV switch just might be more than some people can handle... Apparently, while most of the early market transitions have been going smoothly, at least one man in Missouri decided that enough was enough... this according to KARE-TV Minneapolis-ST. Paul:

A Missouri man is charged with unlawful use of a firearm, after peppering his TV with bullets. Police responded to a home in Joplin Wednesday after reports of shots being fired inside.

The 70 year old homeowner was angry that he had lost his cable, and was unable to get his new DTV converter to work properly. After a brief standoff, the man was taken into custody. His wife told officers the suspect had been drinking.

Apparently these new cable converter boxes aren't as easy to install as we thought. Remember folks, drinking and home theater don't always go together.

Be careful out there.

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lsiberian posts on February 24, 2009 16:22
GlocksRock, post: 528385
i've never been mad enough at my tv to want to shoot it, but I have been so mad at Halo 3 at times that I wanted to throw my controller at the tv. I have also on many times wanted to shoot my computer, but that's a whole other story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j__xi1NU_2c&feature=related

Careful you might end up like the guy in the link above.
GlocksRock posts on February 24, 2009 14:47
i've never been mad enough at my tv to want to shoot it, but I have been so mad at Halo 3 at times that I wanted to throw my controller at the tv. I have also on many times wanted to shoot my computer, but that's a whole other story.
Wannabubble posts on February 21, 2009 17:36
lsiberian, post: 526968
Or that he was trying out his new universal remote.

That reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons when Homer turns everything off with his new gun.
lsiberian posts on February 21, 2009 16:48
Wannabubble, post: 526908
LOL. Did you really just say that?

Well it was better than saying he was trying to adjust the picture. Or that he was trying out his new universal remote.
rekced posts on February 21, 2009 15:48
lsiberian, post: 526805
This is all just a big misunderstanding. The guy just wanted to improve the caliber of his television.


HAHA. Sometimes the cheese just tastes good.
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