This has got to be one of the most inventive (and stupid) ways I’ve heard of yet to try to score some free computer parts:

German police are investigating after an angry man returned a computer he had just bought saying it was packed with small potatoes instead of computer parts.

The store replaced the computer free of charge but became suspicious when he returned a short time later with another potato-filled computer casing, police in the western city of Kaiserslautern said on Monday.

“The second time he said he didn’t need a computer any more and asked for his money back in cash,” a police spokesman said.

Police are now investigating the man for fraud.

(via Neil Gaiman)

iTunes: “Voodoo People” by Prodigy, The from the album Hackers (1994, 4:08).