Man in Converter Conniption Shoots TV

(Feb. 20, 2009) JOPLIN, MO.: A Missouri man found a unique way of handling his DTV reception problems, according to a report at KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Joplin. Mo. The guy shot his TV after not being able to get the converter box to work properly. He was charged with unlawful use of a firearm, the station’s Web site said.

Police responded Wednesday to reports of shots being fired at the home. The 70-year-old owner of the home was reported to be angry of the loss of his cable service and not able to get the converter to pick up signals. His wife told the police he’d been drinking.