Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Laptop Explodes, Burns Down Office

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a goose versus soldiers, a bumbling thief, a sword attack and much more.

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos…

There is a constant debate of whether or not you should leave electronics such as smartphones and laptops plugged in overnight. However, that debate is usually centered around whether or not it’s good for the device’s battery, and not safety.

Unfortunately for one business owner in England, he found his answer the hard way.

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Steve Paffett was woken up in the middle of the night by his work intrusion alarm. After pulling up his camera app on his phone, he realized his laptop at his office was on fire.

“To my horror I was watching a bonfire on my office desk. I thought ‘what am I going to do?’ It was awful. I got up, trying not to panic, got dressed, grabbed my wallet, keys and phone and left for work. On the way I dialed 999 and they were brilliant. I got straight through to the police who arrived not long after I did, and two fire engines, another three or four police cars, a paramedic and an ambulance were all on the scene in no time,” he told The Comet.

The footage shows the the laptop explode before shooting off sparks and eventually filling the room with smoke. Paffett said the entire ground floor of the office is ruined.

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s top surveillance videos which include a bumbling thief, a biker who is lucky to be alive, a sword attack and much more!

Watch the Top Surveillance Videos of the Week here!

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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One response to “Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Laptop Explodes, Burns Down Office”

  1. lemin says:

    Oh my god !! just freaking bad news. Awesome content. I bookmarked it for future reference.

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