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Apple Store rampage; Brit trashes $50,000 worth of iPhones and iPads


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There was a lot of this in an Apple Store in Leeds.
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There are a lot of expensive and breakable items in any Apple Store, as a man in Leeds, UK demonstrated earlier this year. He was accused of walking into an Apple retail location and destroying £40,412 ($52,267) worth of merchandise.

Rather than being an angry customer, Joshua Wilson appears to have had some kind of mental break. He “put on a pair of headphones and shouted ‘Satan is in my head’ before smashing up electrical items,” according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Afterward, Wilson waited for police to come and arrest him.

Tragic not funny

This incident took place in February, and his trial was just held. Wilson pled guilty to multiple charges, including criminal damage. His defense attorney asked for clemency, explaining that his client has a history of mental problems and substance abuse.

The judge said “No matter how rich an organisation, this was still a lot of damage and a serious offense.” Wilson was ordered to attend a drug and alcohol recovery program.


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