WATCH: Man smashes phones, laptop at Apple store in France
DIJON, France – French prosecutors said Friday they would seek a fast-track trial against a young man – apparently an unsatisfied customer – who ran amok in an Apple store, smashing phones and tablets with a metal ball.
The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France. The video is embedded above.
In it, the man walks into the store in a shopping mall in Dijon, central-eastern France, and pounds the screens of Apple products with a heavy fist-sized metal ball used in petanque, a French bowling game.
"I warned them, I told them, 'reimburse me,' and they refused," he told other shoppers. As he walked out of the store, a security guard intervened.
Prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare said he caused $56,000 in damages.
A second video has also surfaced showing the man outside the store's premises:
The store and Apple's French subsidiary did not reply to requests for information about the incident, which occurred on Thursday, Sept 29, France time. – Rappler.com