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iPhone Fury: Woman reportedly crashes through T-Mobile store over replacement phone

A cracked iPhone that had to be replaced drove a California woman into a frenzy

A Palm Beach, California-area woman remains hospitalized at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis where she was taken for a mental health exam and surgery for injuries she sustained to her forearms during a rage-filled rampage in a T-Mobile store, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, told police she was filled with fury after she was forced to buy a replacement mobile phone when the store did not honor her insurance. The incident, Wright said, followed what she described as an otherwise “bad day.”

Wright was charged with aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving, after she allegedly drove her SUV into the store, smashed glass displays with a squeegee and then attacked a store employee.

Due to her hospitalization, Wright missed first appearance in front of a Palm Beach County judge, but will likely appear in court on Sunday.

The incident occurred Wednesday when Wright, who the store manager told police didn’t “appear right,” took her iPhone to the T-Mobile store at South Congress Avenue and 10th Avenue North, said it was her birthday, and threatened to “bug out” if she couldn’t secure a replacement.

On Thursday, Wright allegedly drove her SUV through the front entrance of the store, toppling a display case and injuring an employee’s knee, reported The Post. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Wright then allegedly jumped from the SUV, smashed glass displays with a squeegee, and hit an employee on the neck causing a “visible injury, reported The Post.

The Post reported there was about $30,000 damage done to the store. City officials deemed the store “unsafe.”

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident.