Disgruntled customer runs amok at Apple store in France

The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France.YOUTUBE

DIJON, France (AFP) - French prosecutors said on Friday (Sept 30) they would seek a fast-track trial against a young man - apparently a dissatisfied customer - who ran amok in an Apple store, smashing phones and tablets with a metal ball.

The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France.

In it, the man walks into the store in a shopping mall in Dijon, central-eastern France, and pounds the screens of Apple products with a heavy fist-sized metal ball used in petanque, a French bowling game.

"I warned them, I told them, 'reimburse me,' and they refused," he told other shoppers.

As he walked out of the store, a security guard intervened.

Prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare said he caused €55,000 (S$84,000) in damages.

The store and Apple's French subsidiary did not reply to requests for information about the incident, which occurred on Thursday.