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Okay, I know it isn't cool to crap on somebody's broken heart, but this was just too ridiculous to let slide. Allow me to introduce Kevin Waldrum, a 45-year old former rent-a-cop. Waldrum has led an unremarkable life in every imaginable sense save one: he managed to ring up a PS91,184 ($140,000 USD) phone bill to a pay-per-minute chat line after his girlfriend dumped him. Naturally, now he's refusing to pay and believes Vodaphone (his cell phone provider) should be shut down for allowing him to ring up such a bill.
'I'm not putting all the blame on them but not even multi-millionaires would want to spend this much on a phone bill, surely, so why I have been allowed to go up to PS91,000.
'I admit I rang these numbers and it's partly my own fault but the line should have gone dead before I started to incur such high charges.
'They must be taking millions from poor people like me.
'The Vodafone need shutting down because they're ripping people off left, right and centre,' he said.
In fact, Vodafone tried to shut the lovelorn lothario down by disabling his SIM card, but Waldrum just got another one and kept dialing. In a further concession, Vodafone reduced his bill to PS29,063, but he still refuses to pay a penny.