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Man in Apple Store Pulls Handgun on iPhone

iPhones can be really, really frustrating. For two years I insisted they were the work of the devil. Then I sort of wanted one (yes, turncoat, I know) and a few months later I bought one. Now? Two months later and I want a Blackberry or something with a battery that doesn't depend on my turning off 3G and WiFi to last the day. That said, no matter how frustrated I get, I have never come close to threatening to give it a once over with a 9mm.

Donald Goodrich entered the Kenwood Mall Apple store in Cincinnati and demanded someone fix his iPhone, declaring, "I'm so mad I could pop a 9mm at it!" When the employee told Goodrich there was no need for that, Goodrich said, "Look, I'll do it right now!" and showed her the black 9mm handgun inside his jacket.

WCPO reports that the girl walked Goodrich over to a technician and then notified her manager who called the police. While Goorich had a concealed weapon permit, he is charged with aggravated menacing and according to WCPO, faces a carrying concealed weapons charge for failing to inform the deputy he had a gun.

  • Rahbot
    Let the man go free, He just wanted his Apple iPhone fixed.
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  • mi1ez
    should have bought a proper phone...
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  • pooflinger1
    wow. It's people like that that give a bad name to everything. Now anti-gun people will be up in arms about how this is what happens when you let people carry. And now Apple will be up in arms decreeing that the phone must have been stolen because no apple owner would ever pull a gun on a product devised by god jobs. It's against the 11th commandment for pete sake.
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  • godwhomismike
    I know how he feel, although, I would never pull a gun. But, I would love to throw this phone at Steve Jobs.
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  • itadakimasu
    as far as battery life goes.... disable email fetching. my first few days of ownership, my battery was not lasting a day without a charge.

    Now though, I usually only charge every 3-4 days and that is with lots of email checking and moderate itunes usage.

    NOW... the guy didn't actually pull out the gun.... he just threatened to. I wonder if he just got his concealed license and was feeling cocky..> And felons can't own guns? but idiots like this guy can? lol
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  • r3t4rd
    Next...the Police is going to charge him with carrying a grenade and an additional count of aggravated menacing using an iGrenade.
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  • esupan
    I know its not following the rules to a tee but it would seem to me that if the police were called on your for having a concealed weapon you wouldn't think you would need to tell them you had a concealed weapon.

    I'm not condoning what this man did it just seems pretty silly to add that on there.
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  • eyemaster
    The 2nd charge seems bogus, but the dude really shouldn't toy with guns. Having a gun bears responsibility, and he abused it when displaying it.
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  • RooD
    Shoulda Whipped out the BFG =D
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  • Mr_Man
    Not the type of person I want to have a concealed carry permit. Sounds like he's just compensating for something.
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