HDTV Rampage: Shopper takes out his rage on 29 TVs at Wal-Mart

February 12, 2010 by  

bat-shopper-walmartWe’ve heard of HDTV inspiring passion, venom, rumor and excitement. But…destructive rage? Perhaps this is a new one, but here’s a rather interesting story that crossed our paths and we just had to report it in the interest of humor. We’re all about the human condition on SS.

For no known reason at all (the accused is pleading the Fifth, for some strange purpose), Westley Strellis entered a Walmart near Atlanta yesterday, where he took a bat from the sporting goods area and then destroyed the screens of 29 HDTVs. He gave up after and was arrested, and will be charged with 29 counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree, totaling over $22,000 worth of stuff. Talk about a bad day, folks.

Maybe he wanted to watch the Super Bowl in HD, and couldn’t afford it, so no one else could do it either?

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss68YWoihqs&feature=player_embedded


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