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Man Gets Drunk, Shoots Company Server With .45

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A man from Salt Lake City is facing charges after he got wasted and shot the server at work with a .45-caliber gun.

The last few weeks has seen a huge amount of discussion regarding Steven Slater, the JetBlue air steward who quit his job in the most spectacular of fashions. Right before he cracked open the door and inflated the emergency slide, he let loose on the passengers with a tirade riddled with profanity. Aside from misusing safety equipment and stealing beer from the drinks trolley, Slater didn't really do much damage to JetBlue property.

The same cannot be said for 23-year-old Joshua Lee Campbell, who recently shot his company's computer server with a .45-caliber automatic. Campbell was reportedly out drinking with a colleague prior to the incident. He later returned to the mortgage company's offices with his .45-caliber gun and proceeded to bust a cap in the company's $100,000 computer server. Though it seems like a stupid move, Campbell already had his story straight for the cops. He told police that he had been assaulted, mugged and drugged.

Despite his claims that his weapon had been stolen during the attack, coworkers came forward and said Campbell had threatened to shoot the server earlier that evening. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Mr. Campbell has been charged with carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence and providing false information to police, both Class B misdemeanors; and public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor. No word on what the server did to deserve getting whacked in the middle of the night.

More on the Salt Lake Tribune.

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    cbrownx88 , August 26, 2010 9:07 PM
    BOOM HEADSHOT!!!
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    rollerdisco , August 26, 2010 9:22 PM
    I knew the movie "Terminator" was bull****, see 1 bullet takes down a machine.
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    JeanLuc , August 26, 2010 9:30 PM
    If got drunk with a bottle of whisky in one hand a revolver in the other I take my vengeance out on the damn printer!
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    cheepstuff , August 26, 2010 9:06 PM
    Quote:
    A man from Salt Lake City is facing charges after he got wasted and shot the server at work with a .45-caliber automatic.

    um... semi-automatic?
    Civilians aren't normally given licenses to own automatic weapons in the states.
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    JasonAkkerman , August 26, 2010 9:06 PM
    .45 ACP, because shooting twice is silly.
  • 29 Hide
    cbrownx88 , August 26, 2010 9:07 PM
    BOOM HEADSHOT!!!
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    partytime , August 26, 2010 9:07 PM
    News from my home town! Yea!
  • 18 Hide
    rockola , August 26, 2010 9:08 PM
    Perfect picture!
  • 18 Hide
    Roten67 , August 26, 2010 9:08 PM
    ACP = Automatic Colt Pistol
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    partytime , August 26, 2010 9:09 PM
    cheepstuffum... semi-automatic?Civilians aren't normally given licenses to own automatic weapons in the states.


    You can get them, but you have to be willing to pay...
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    cheepstuff , August 26, 2010 9:12 PM
    partytimeYou can get them, but you have to be willing to pay...

    That crossed my mind but owning an illegal firearm was not in the list of charges.
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    jellico , August 26, 2010 9:15 PM
    Oh man, I know that feeling! I can't count the number of times I've gotten frustrated with a machine and felt like putting a bullet in it (or at the very least, tossing it out a window).
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    rollerdisco , August 26, 2010 9:15 PM
    cheepstuffum... semi-automatic?Civilians aren't normally given licenses to own automatic weapons in the states.

    In the media the usually call a semi-automatic a automatic, were as fully automatic, they call a machine gun. Makes everything sound more dramatic.
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    nforce4max , August 26, 2010 9:16 PM
    Sure guns are not that hard to come by since 50cal riffles are still legal in some states. As for shooting the server this isn't the first time this has happened.
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    snowgoer1998 , August 26, 2010 9:17 PM
    Good thing he took it out this server before it turned into HAL-9000 or Joshua

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    rollerdisco , August 26, 2010 9:22 PM
    I knew the movie "Terminator" was bull****, see 1 bullet takes down a machine.
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    nevertell , August 26, 2010 9:26 PM
    He got pissed because of the bots on the server always killing them, so killed all of them in one shot.
  • 8 Hide
    Parsian , August 26, 2010 9:28 PM
    high tech redneck FTW
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    hellwig , August 26, 2010 9:29 PM
    rollerdiscoI knew the movie "Terminator" was bull****, see 1 bullet takes down a machine.

    Nah, I work in the aerospace industry. One of the greybeards once was talking about a project where they had to design a system processor card (with all kinds of chips on it) that could take a hit from a 50-cal bullet and survive. This meant lots of redundant chips and paths spread all about the board. Long story short, you don't even need the Terminator's titanium-alloy skeleton to protect from a single bullet.

    That being said, NO commercial server is going to be designed to eat lead and survive, not from IBM, not from Cray, not from nobody.
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    JeanLuc , August 26, 2010 9:30 PM
    If got drunk with a bottle of whisky in one hand a revolver in the other I take my vengeance out on the damn printer!
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    soundping , August 26, 2010 9:32 PM
    Didn't stream his porn fast enough.
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    someguynamedmatt , August 26, 2010 9:41 PM
    partytimeYou can get them, but you have to be willing to pay...

    Common Sense from Western Pennsylvania tells me that you'd need a Class 3 license in order to legally own a fully-automatic weapon. I personally really enjoy shooting .45 ACP handguns... I'm glad nobody on here has said "Just another reason to ban Handguns" yet. Not to go off-topic, but banning handguns would make it illegal for the common citizen to own one, but do you think the people that are using them for the worse will care that they're illegal?

    JeanLucIf got drunk with a bottle of whisky in one hand a revolver in the other I take my vengeance out on the damn printer!

    Amen. I hate my printer about ten times more than anything I own, yet I can't live without it...
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    borisof007 , August 26, 2010 9:43 PM
    rollerdiscoI knew the movie "Terminator" was bull****, see 1 bullet takes down a machine.


    Until Apple starts making servers out of liquid metal.

    i1000 anyone?
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