A FURIOUS PC World customer got so angry because his laptop computer hadn’t been repaired that he went to the branch in Shirley armed with a hammer and started to smash up the furniture.
Staff were forced to intervene as David White set to work to stop him causing even more destruction, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
The incident happened on August 29 when the 59-year-old became unhappy with the service he was receiving.
White admitted that he had gone to the store with the hammer, intending to cause damage ‘if things did not go his way,’ the court heard.
White’s computer had broken down and PC World had agreed to fix it but after hearing nothing for ten days he armed himself and went to the store.
Kaya Ball, prosecuting, said: “He gets extremely angry, quoting the Sale of Goods Act. He produces a hammer and smashes it down on a table. He then threatens to damage other items on display.”
Magistrates were told White went to hit a television but was stopped by an employee.
Adam Carrolan, defending, said White was very sorry for his actions and added that White eventually paid an extra £70 to PC World and was given a new computer.
White, of Arley Close, Redditch, admitted criminal damage and was given a supervision order for 12 months, told to carry out a 60 day community activity and told to pay £200 compensation and £85 costs.