Police in Salt Lake City say an employee of a mortgage company opened fire on a $100,000 server with a .45 caliber automatic, and then concocted a cover story that his gun had been stolen and used to shoot up the IT equipment.
Joshua Lee Campbell, 23, an employee of RANLife Home Loans, has been charged with felony criminal mischief, carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol, and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.
Campbell told police he had been “mugged, assaulted with his own firearm and drugged” by a mystery assailant. Police say Campbell had been out drinking with a co-worker, and returned to the office and shot up the server. A co-worker told police she discovered Campbell passed out on the floor with his pistol next to him.
Media reports in the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News clearly suggest Campbell was in a troubled state. But he’s not the first person to contemplate aggression against a server, as demonstrated in The Gallery of Exploding Servers (not to mention Flying and Crashing Servers and SWAT Team 1, Servers 0). This story is also being discussed over at Slashdot.