Video: Angry Customer Drove SUV Into T-Mobile Store to Get Revenge
A Florida resident who was reportedly having a “bad day” decided to use her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV as a modern day battering ram against a T-Mobile store last year.
And she didn’t stop there.
Armed with a squeegee and the fury that came from having to pay to replace her cracked phone out-of-pocket despite having insurance, she smashed glass displays and, when an employee tried to stop her from entering a storage area, she went after him with her bare hands.
I’ve had rough exchanges at my local cell phone store, but man.
That’s one heck of a bad day.
The Palm Beach Post reported that Shinobia Montoria Wright has been accused of storming the store and executing a rampage the likes of which that store had never seen before or since– and a lot of it was caught on tape.
It’s hard to imagine what witnesses were thinking during the attack.
Take a look at the footage below, taken by Daniel Santos via Global News:
The cost of the damage to the store has been estimated at around $30,000, and Wright also reportedly injured an employee with her car in addition to the one she assaulted.
Now, there are definitely some questions regarding this woman’s mental health.
According to WPTV, a judge ordered that the 25-year-old woman undergo a mental health evaluation before a bond amount is determined, as both Wright’s defense attorney and the assistant state attorney raised serious concerns in regard to her mental state.
What’s more, the Palm Beach Post reported that preliminary investigations showed that no drugs or alcohol played a role in the attack.
Normally, I’d be highly suspicious of a request to evaluate a suspect’s mental state. It’s used far too often as a defense mechanism by thugs who are just trying to get off the hook.
In this case, however, it seems pretty apparent that there are likely some mental issues at play.
A day before the attack when Wright was at T-Mobile, an assistant manager of the store said the woman, didn’t “appear right” and wondered if she was intoxicated on some substance, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Despite the preliminary police report, Wright’s mother did say that it was possible her daughter had been experimenting with ecstasy — certainly something that would affect her mental state.
According to WBPF, Wright pleaded not guilty to four counts of battery, criminal mischief and trespassing, and her defense lawyer indicated they might attempt to use an insanity defense, claiming she did not know what she was doing at the time.
Either way I hope you’ll join me in wishing Wright the help she so clearly needs.
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