Drunk Employee Shoots Server, Kills Career

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Image: shootmypc.com
Image: shootmypc.com

Another story today of a dramatic, satisfying – yet sadly illegal – way to end one’s career: go out for some brews after a hard day at work, then return with a gun and shoot the company server.

A Salt Lake City mortgage company employee allegedly got drunk, opened fired on his firm’s computer server with a .45-caliber automatic, and then told police someone had stolen his gun and caused the damage.

I’ve often had this urge, but not owning a firearm nor wishing to go to jail, subtler methods of sabotage have had to suffice.

The report from the Salt Lake Tribune continues:

Salt Lake County prosecutors say Campbell called police late on Aug. 12, claiming a man had stolen his gun and fired into the $100,000 computer server owned by RANLife Home Loans.

However, investigators allege that Campbell had been drinking that night at the Twilight Concert in Pioneer Park with a co-worker and had returned to his office afterward and shot the server.

I suppose this is one way to get out of your mortgage.  Of course, the whole incident might also have been a misunderstood case of Windows Rage…

Update: Leander and I agree, this wouldn’t happen to a Mac Server.  An Apple admin would instead shoot his manager’s PC on the way out!  ;)

[via SlashDot]