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    Exclamation Man Shoots TV Over Converter Confusion

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    Missouri man angered about losing cable and being unable to get new converter box to work
    By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, February 19, 2009

    Filed at 9:53 a.m. EST on Feb. 20, 2009

    OK, so the DTV transition hasn't been perfect.

    While the early analog-cutoff of 421 TV stations on Feb. 17 has gone relative smoothly according to most reports, that was not the case of at least one Missouri man, according to KARE-TV Minneapolis-ST. Paul.

    The station reports that a 70-year-old Joplin man was arrested and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm after shooting his TV set. Responding to a report of shots being fired, the station reported, the police found the man angry that he had both lost his cable and had been unable to get his new DTV converter box to work.

    According to the man's wife, he had been drinking.
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    Unfortunately another case of a "drunk idiot" with a gun.



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    Will he have access to cable in his new residence?

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    Sounds like the TV had it coming.
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    I hope this nit wit is not a CHL holder.
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    He could have used some of those beer cans to build himself a pretty good HDTV antenna. For a little over $100, he could have gotten a FTA converter box and watched network TV from a dozen US cities, and a bunch of home shopping.
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    Naw taint that... the new digital picture was so clarr that when he spied a Bg with a gun he thunked it tuz the real thang and responded in kind....
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    lmao! did he miss leave it to beaver or something?
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    The bigger question is what on TV is worth getting upset about missing. OH, I know, he missed American Idol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    The bigger question is what on TV is worth getting upset about missing. OH, I know, he missed American Idol.
    Naw watching Chief Ramsey yell at his kitchen crew is more fun....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
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