About 2,500 Comcast customers lost service yesterday in West Seattle. Hardly a rare occurrence. But the reason behind the outage is most certainly rare.
TechFlash reports this morning that a bullet hole is to blame for the inconvenience.
The bullet severed a fiber-optic cable. And in a series of Tweets, Comcast admitted that such a thing is "pretty unusual" and that "it's safe to say anyone shooting a gun outside in a city is a different kind of mad."
The matter has been turned over to the Seattle Police Department. And while it's unclear whether the bullet was a stray or deliberately shot at the cable line, one needs only to remember Steven Cowan, the 67-year-old Wisconsin man who recently shot his TV with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin dance, to accept that someone may have just decided to take out the root of their home-entertainment issues with a Second Amendment remedy.