Repair repair can have it’s challenges with customers who aren’t particularly happy with repair prices and wait times to fix their beloved devices. However, most of their frustration comes from their own fault for breaking the device and lightly vent their anger, appreciate the repair service and go on their merry way. Few take it to the level Adam Sebastian of Framingham, Massachusetts did when he stiffed the repair tech, threatened his life and landed himself in the slammer on multiple charges.
The District Attorney in Framingham Massachusetts reports a homeless man was arrested Monday after he refused to pay for an iPhone repair and threatened to kill the repair technician who fixed it.
Adam Sebastian, 27 went into Barrios Electric Repair and asked to have his iPhone screen fixed. After the repair was completed, the store tech asked for the $90 repair cost, however Sebastian didn’t have the money.
He (Sebastian) shoved the store clerk and the defendant threatened to kill him, Storms said.
The repair tech was shaken and according to the police report he feared for his life. His young daughter was also present in the repair shop and witnessed the assault.
Sebastian has a lengthy criminal record including 12 guilty verdicts on mostly violent charges and has been in and out of jail six times.
The police finally caught up with Sebastian and Police charged him with assault and battery, larceny from a person and threatening to comment a crime.
The DA asked him to be held on $500 bond but Sebastian’s attorney argued his client had recently moved to the areas and was a father and should be released. Judge Lynn Coffin Brendemuehl agreed and released Sebastian without bail and is due back in court Aug 6th.
The screen was eventually returned.
While I don’t want to minimize what happened, no one was injured and the screen has already been returned, Fogg said.
Hopefully the defendant isn’t also crazy enough to leave a negative review on Yelp.
Original Story posted by Wicked Local
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