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  • Eleven-Year-Old Boy Urinates On $36k Worth of MacBook Computers


    "Well, there goes $36,000 worth of good computers," as Upper Allen Elementary School staff must have been thinking to themselves after an eleven-year-old boy dropped his pants and urinated all over a computer cart full of 36 MacBook computers on Wednesday. All 36 MacBook computers were damaged in the incident.

    Iím not sure what it would have taken to get a child to think it was a good idea to treat a cart of computers like a urinal, however peer pressure or feeling the need for revenge may have played a huge part of it. We know that childrenís minds are not yet fully developed to completely understand the gravity of destroying $36,000 worth of computers, but it simply makes sense even to a somewhat normal eleven-year-old child that urinating should be saved for the bathroom.

    According to the police that populated this event, the MacBook computers were damaged beyond repair. Apple does not cover water damage in their AppleCare warranties, let alone something of this caliber. The child was later charged with criminal mischief and is being turned over to the Cumberland County Juvenile Probation Department by police.

    I could never fathom the look on the faces of the police when they received the call saying an Elementary schoolís computers have been destroyed and defiled by such a mindless act. While the replacement process will be an expensive one for the school, it was probably even worse for the poor staff that had to clean up the mess. One could only feel their remorse and feel sorry for them.

    There is an old saying: "When you gotta go, you gotta go."

    Sources: Pennlive via Cult of Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Eleven-Year-Old Boy Urinates On $36k Worth of MacBook Computers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 72 Comments
    1. John Bachini's Avatar
      John Bachini -
      "ALL" 36 macbooks were destroyed.!!!! ... please... even if he p!ssed on 1 macbook. i dont see how it would be destroyed... jeez.. what the boy drink ..?? acid...!!
    1. JPili's Avatar
      JPili -
      Stick to the man!!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      So many questions yet I don't really care..what is the relevance here?? Peeing on Macs..is this where MMi is going now? Come on guys there are much bigger stories out there. Don't keep a cart of Macs in front of children unattended..blame the staff not the innocent child. SILLY!
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      I wish it was my kid. 2 thumbs up. Hahahaha. Just too bad he got caught.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by John Bachini View Post
      "ALL" 36 macbooks were destroyed.!!!! ... please... even if he p!ssed on 1 macbook. i dont see how it would be destroyed... jeez.. what the boy drink ..?? acid...!!
      Biological contamination. Better to get rid of all of the macbooks than to risk a lawsuit. It's not as if you could really hose them off or wash them.
    1. Beastly L92's Avatar
      Beastly L92 -
      I've said it before and I'll say it again. 90% of the world's problems can be fixed with a simple, old fashioned passionate a** whoopin. If I pulled that when I was a kid, my dad woulda kicked me to sleep and woke me up with right hooks.
    1. The Amazing Atheist's Avatar
      The Amazing Atheist -
      Kid had the right idea in mind. Macs suck.
    1. iamdaisy's Avatar
      iamdaisy -
      lol! i don't know what will i do with that kid if he's mine
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Amazing Atheist View Post
      Kid had the right idea in mind. Macs suck.
      Don't think that's the point of the story. It doesn't always have to be about Apple/Mac versus something else.

      The moral of the story is, the school should have been paying attention to what it is considering "valuable." The kid was dumb, the school may have been dumber...
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Everyone is blaming the kid... why is a kid alone with $36,000 worth of macs unattended long enough for him to pee on them...
    1. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      Quote Originally Posted by lelitton View Post
      Right you are, I dropped my MacBook Pro in a mud puddle and it was there until I missed it! Got it out of the puddle, removed the battery, rinsed it with distilled water, wrapped it in a dish cloth (dry) and put it into a large container of dry rice. Got it out in two days and fired right up...no problems.

      lelitton
      Yah im thinking the cops that suggested that they were "beyond repair" sounds a bit exagerrated. They probably said that to mislead people into thinking they couldnt be fixed. In other words they probably took a couple home to try and fix them, and make a quick $600-$1000 (depending on the repairs, and overall cleanup)
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      "Destroyed"?? Just rinse them off, let them dry and they're good to go. The other kids, forced to use them, will punish the perp in their own way and problem solved. Sheesh, why does everything in America get a complete over-reaction?
      You'd use a computer that someone pissed all over if they just rinsed it off? I wouldn't touch any computer that's been pissed all over if it were submerged in bleach for a week.