Police in Oregon say a trigger-happy man who witnessed an iPhone mugging shot at the thieves’ getaway car as the got away. Being that life is not Grand Theft Auto IV, the cops busted the guy.
From the story:
He told police he intended to “shoot out the tires,” but it is unclear where the rounds ended up, though police said he fired in a direct line with the Gresham City Hall Max station and the adjacent Park & Ride.
A customer at the store, (he) told police he didn’t feel that his own life – or anyone else’s – was in danger. He said he was trying to help police. But instead he got himself into hot water.
Officers ended up arresting (the man), accusing him of unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment disorderly conduct and unlawful discharge of a firearm. His handgun and concealed weapons permit were seized.
Some people get really mad when they see iPhones get kidnapped, I guess.
Police: Witness to iPhone theft shoots at suspects, faces own arrest [Oregonian]