Man Smashes $22,000 Worth of TVs at Walmart

Posted Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM PST by Mike Attebery

On February 11th, a man grabbed a bat from the sporting goods section of an Atlanta Walmart and proceeded to wreak havoc on the store's HDTV display.

Admit it. You’ve always wanted to take a bat to a TV, especially a nice flat screen. Who hasn’t? Maybe you’ve even had the opportunity to beat up an old set that you were throwing away. If 'Office Space' taught us anything, it’s that busting up expensive equipment 'Goodfellas' style is the ultimate high.

Of course, you can’t just bust up a TV that’s not yours. Westley Strellis, who’s pleading the fifth on the reason for his rampage, grabbed a bat from his local Walmart’s sporting goods section and proceeded to take out twenty-nine televisions.

According to Walmart’s tally, he racked up around $22,000 worth of damage in his spree. The video shows Strellis going up to the line of TVs and smashing them one by one.

On the plus side, no one was hurt, and Strellis didn’t resist when the police arrived. He’s currently facing 29 counts of criminal property in the 2nd degree.

Source: Associated Press (YouTube)

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