John Legere did a bit of scolding on Twitter this afternoon.
The T-Mobile CEO called out Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure over an incident that took place last week at a T-Mobile store in Florida.
On Thursday, a Florida woman drove her SUV into a T-Mobile store after learning that she’d need to pay for a replacement iPhone, sending one employee to the hospital and causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted on Sunday that “A woman drove her car through the front of a T-Mobile store in Florida, it’s the only place she could find service.”
Claure then re-tweeted Handler’s tweet, adding his own commentary: “So funny and so true!! @chelseahandler”
Legere responded with this:
many lives were endangered & it was a criminal act. It's actually not funny.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) January 15, 2017
That garnered some responses from other Twitter users:
— Na$adio (@DjNaz_FTD) January 16, 2017
— Chris Longo (@dmblongo) January 15, 2017
— Ms. Curtis Brooks (@cb74745) January 16, 2017
Claure hasn’t responded.
The woman, who also smashed glass displays with a squeegee, was reportedly angry that she would have to pay for a replacement phone, even though she has insurance. Some T-Mobile insurance plans require a deductible.
This is the latest “conversation” between the rival CEOs on Twitter. Claure called Legere a “con artist” in August after T-Mobile introduced its new unlimited data service plan. They also battled in 2015 over T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier bullshit,” as Claure described on the social media network.
We’ll see if Claure and/or Sprint responds to Legere on Twitter. It’s true that sending an employee to a hospital and $30,000 in store damage is no laughing matter.