Ax-wielding man ends computer feud, lands in jail

By Tanya Mitchell | Jan 29, 2013
Source: Belfast Police Department

Belfast — A Union man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing, according to police, after he destroyed his own computer with an ax because he was upset that his former girlfriend was using it against his wishes Saturday night, Jan. 26.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said 42-year-old Steven Wescott, who shows a Union address on his arrest record, had been drinking at a residence on Searsport Avenue at the time of the incident. Cunningham said Wescott was at the residence with a former live-in girlfriend just after 6 p.m. when the two began arguing.

“She didn’t want him to use the fry pan to cook chicken, because he doesn’t clean the mess up,” said Cunningham.

The disagreement escalated when the woman decided to use Wescott’s computer.

“She was using his computer, and he didn’t want her to,” said Cunningham.

In response, Cunningham said, Wescott went to another room and got an ax, and without speaking to the woman or threatening her, he took the computer into another room and smashed it with the ax.

When police arrived at the scene, Cunningham said, Wescott stated that he took the computer outside to destroy it, but officers located pieces of the computer inside the house.

Wescott is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Feb. 28.





Comments (4)
Posted by: Paula Frank | Feb 03, 2013 17:26

It was his computer. so in another words make sure you dont upset a women because she can have you arrested for breaking your own stuff..  The officers should get in trouble for wasting tax payers dollars taken him to jail.


Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Jan 29, 2013 22:11

ahh cabin fever has started!


Posted by: Edwin Ecker | Jan 29, 2013 11:49

I destroy a few cord of wood each year (out side) with MY ax but I make sure there are no woman around when I do !

Posted by: Rick Winslow | Jan 29, 2013 10:37

? This is illegal.. ? Guess there's more to the story we don't yet know.


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