Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:03 PM   #1
Drewski
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: People's Republic of Chicago
Elderly Man Drives into Chicago Apple Store

I guess I'll have to reschedule my One-to-One appointment.

First in line for iPhone 5s?

Please, caption this better than me. I've been working all weekend and I'm beat.

I've sat at that table many times for various workshops. At least the driver took out that video display. They always had problems with it during the workshops. Hopefully the new one works better.

Drewski is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:47 PM   #2
APlotdevice
macrumors 68020
 
APlotdevice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
It's a wonder why so many stores still don't have those concrete pillar guards in front to prevent this sort of thing.
__________________
Pebble SmartWatch - iPhone 5c - 11" Macbook Air '13 - TV - HTPC - Numerous Consoles
There is something deeply wrong with a society more offended by breasts than by entrails.
APlotdevice is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:02 PM   #3
rei101
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by APlotdevice View Post
It's a wonder why so many stores still don't have those concrete pillar guards in front to prevent this sort of thing.
They will now.
rei101 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:08 PM   #4
Arran
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Atlanta, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by rei101 View Post
They will now.
And what gorgeous pillars they'll be!
__________________
When the world zigs, zag
Arran is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:00 AM   #5
cheezeit
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
It shall be name iPillars!
cheezeit is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:03 AM   #6
ybz90
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
That's nuts, I was just there this afternoon.
ybz90 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:32 PM   #7
Arcsylver
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Elderly Man Drives into Apple Store

This just happened here in Chicagoland.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,5322777.story

Quote:

By Carlos Sadovi and Naomi Nix
Tribune reporters
7:59 p.m. CST, January 13, 2013

An elderly person drove a Lincoln Town Car into the Lincoln Park Apple store this evening leaving one person with minor injures, officials said.

Fire Department paramedics were called to the store at 801 W. North Ave. at about 6:30 p.m. this evening, said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Joseph Roccasalva.

Chicago police were on the scene and investigating the crash, said Chicago News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss. The driver was described as elderly, he said.

The dark-colored sedan drove through the glass walls and made it about four or five feet inside, where it seemed to turn and rested near display cases holding headphones and other accessories, according to witnesses.

There were shards of glass strewn on the ground from the impact, according to witnesses.

Initially people refused treatment in the incident but paramedics were later called back to the scene and took an injured person to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in good condition, said Roccasalva.

A store employee refused to comment and referred calls from the media to a media representative who did not immediately return calls.

Phillip Chang, 32, was dining at Burger Bar when his friend's six year old son motioned him over to the window to see a car driving into the window of the Apple store.

RELATED

Car crashes into Apple store
MAPS
801 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Ads by Google

"He told us to come see what happened," Chang said.

"I think it was driving too fast," said Jack Dutton, 6, as he sat in Chang's arms.

Chang said the store didn't seem to be crowded at the time of the crash. "The store seemed to be closed already," he said.

The store's website indicated that the store was open until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Chicagobreaking@tribune.com

Twitter: @ChicagoBreaking

Copyright 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC
__________________
2012 Retina Macbook Pro 2.3Ghz/8GB/256GB |2006 15" Macbook Pro 1.1| 2002 G4 iMac Power PC 4.2 |20" Cinema Display|Apple TV 160 GB|3rd Gen Apple TV|16GB White iPhone 5|Black 16GB iPad mini
Arcsylver is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8
cheezeit
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Guess there's beginning to have demand for a drive through window
cheezeit is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:34 PM   #9
senseless
macrumors 65816
 
senseless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
So, what's the punchline?
senseless is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:52 PM   #10
Chundles
macrumors G4
 
Chundles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Gong, Australia
It's not his fault. He was driving a Lincoln and its called Lincoln Park. That's where you park your Lincoln.
Chundles is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:03 PM   #11
likemyorbs
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Send a message via AIM to likemyorbs
"Well how was I supposed to know there was a store there?! Back in my day walls were made of brick, not glass!"
likemyorbs is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:02 PM   #12
fiddlestyx
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minnesota
Its just the old man's first step in robbing the place.
__________________
| 2011 Mac Mini i7 | 32GB iPad (4th Gen) | 16GB iPhone 4S |
fiddlestyx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:04 PM   #13
cheezeit
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
maybe he got tired of the apple vs oranges analogy and said screw apple! oranges FTW!
cheezeit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 PM   #14
chown33
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Another victim of iOS Maps?
chown33 is offline   10 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:52 PM   #15
Tomorrow
macrumors 603
 
Tomorrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Always a day away
It's a sad time we live in when it's easier for the elderly to get a car than to get the help they so desperately need.
__________________
I would scream just to be heard, as if yelling at the stars - I was bleeding just to feel.
You would never say a word, kept me reaching in the dark - always something to conceal.
Tomorrow is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 01:32 PM   #16
rhett7660
macrumors 604
 
rhett7660's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunny, Southern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by chown33 View Post
Another victim of iOS Maps?
Yeah but it got him there..... literally in the store! At least that part worked.
__________________
"It's quite an experience to hold the hand of someone as they move from living to dead."
"Times are looking grim these days, holding on to everything, it's hard to draw the line"
rhett7660 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 01:53 PM   #17
yg17
macrumors G5
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhett7660 View Post
Yeah but it got him there..... literally in the store! At least that part worked.
Not if his destination wasn't the Apple Store
__________________
Barack Obama is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away healthcare. You're thinking of Jesus.
yg17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:29 PM   #18
OnceYouGoMac
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In front of my Mac
Maybe he knew those tables were part of the One to One training area and he had a grudge against it and felt like driving into it. Sounds daft but that's just my opinion Oh well, at least the One to One members can go somewhere else or maybe even have lives for a change
OnceYouGoMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone 5S availability Chicago - N Michigan Ave Store airflite40 iPhone 0 Sep 28, 2013 11:09 AM
Does the Apple store have iMacs ready to buy and pickup with fusion drives? Woodcrest64 iMac 18 Jan 23, 2013 10:35 AM
Stock levels at a Verizon store in Chicago SilentLoner iPhone 1 Sep 24, 2012 10:51 PM
Burglar Drives His BMW Through An Apple Store Window {video} Che Castro iPhone 14 Sep 16, 2012 10:10 PM
New Apple Store Coming to Chicago's South Loop? MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 25 Jun 21, 2012 12:27 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC