Walter Hoover Of Missouri, 70, Shoots TV Because Of Analog TV Switch… Arrested

Posted Feb 20, 2009

I’ve heard of grumpy old men throwing slippers all sorts of objects at the TV like slippers, the remote, maybe even the family cat… but this one takes the cake.  A man in Missouri took his gun and shot the TV because he was angry over the analog TV switch.  Police responded to after there were reports of shots being fired inside.  The gunman couldn’t get his digital converter box to work.

After police arrived, there was a brief standoff and he was charged with unlawful use of a firearm. Walter Hoover was taken into custody as a result.  Hoover’s wife said that he was drinking before the incident took place.

[via Gizmodo]