‘SUPER-HUMAN’ MAN BROKE INTO PRAMERICA AND TRIED TO ATTACK MACHINES

first_imgA man with ‘super human’ strength jumped through a reinforced window and later had to be restrained by SEVEN gardai who failed to stop him with pepper spray and batons.Theo Boake pictured laving court. Pic copyright of Northwest Newspix.Theo Boake broke into Letterkenny technology company Pramerica and attacked the company’s €300,000 server system with a fire extinguisher. The 24 year old student claims he did not know what he was doing and claims he is not guilty by reason of insanity.He appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he is charged with a number of offenses of causing criminal damage and assault.A jury of eight women and four men were shown amazing CCTV footage of Boake jumping through a reinforced wire glass pane before going on to attack servers with a fire extinguisher.Mr Gerard Grant, Vice-President of Information Technology at Pramerica Systems, said there were fears over the future of the computers following the attack on November 3rd, 2012.The following day Gardai were called when Boake went berserk in a phone shop in Letterkenny when his debit card would not work.He had tried to pay for €1,700 worth of goods including smart phones on his debit card at the Carphone Warehouse shop but it was declined several times.He then smashed the machine by punching it and the manager of the store called the Gardai.When Gardai arrived, Boake, of 76 Ballymaccol Woods, Letterkenny, reacted violently and had to be forcefully arrested.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station where a doctor was called to examine a cut to his hand.The doctor recommended he receive hospital treatment but as he was getting into an ambulance, he fled the scene of he Garda station at Newline Road.Gardai eventually caught up with the prisoner but it took at least seven gardai to restrain him.Garda Damian Mulkearns said he had never witnessed anything like the strength of Boake.“It was almost as if he was super human. I have never seen anything as strong. The incapacitating spray did not have any affect on him,” he said.Garda Marcus O’Dowd said he had used his baton on the prisoner but it did not have any affect either.“I hit him with my baton but it had not affect at all. It was like hitting a wall. I pepper sprayed him but it had no affect either. He punched me in the face and I had a black eye and a bit of bruising.“I have never seen the pepper spray not working. It doesn’t matter what size you are – you usually foam from the mouth and it should blind you for around ten minutes. I have never seen it not working,” he said.Barrister for Boake, Mr Peter Nolan said his client was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was normally a very mannerly young man.Ms Patricia McLaughlin, barrister for the state, said almost all of the facts of the case were admitted by the defense but it was up to the jury to decide if Mr Boake was not guilty by reason of insanity.The case continues today.‘SUPER-HUMAN’ MAN BROKE INTO PRAMERICA AND TRIED TO ATTACK MACHINES was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackdonegalGardailetterkennypramericasuper-humanTheo Boakelast_img

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