A shady way to steal an iPhone

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  1. frexer macrumors newbie

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  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    What can you do about it? Call the police and send the video in… just like they did :)
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    That video looks set up. Someone just happened to be recording and focusing on that guy the whole time?
     
  4. frexer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but if they don't find the thief?

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    Well if it is set up, he shouldn't be arrested? :)
     
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I really don't know why people have this habit of constantly pulling out their iPhone in public and practically holding it in the air for everyone to see. This is how things get stolen and at a certain point you only have yourself to blame.
     
  6. frexer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it fun when you are waiting on something I always do it :/ but I have problem with concentration :)
     
  7. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    It's real and its old. It made headlines awhile back and the thief was caught after the video went viral in Hungary (where the video takes place).

    The person started recording the video because the thief looked suspicious.
     
  8. DJ.Nickk macrumors regular

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    I got to admit that guy was pretty smart he timed it exactly when to snatch it so that she coundnt get out!

    Moral of the story never pull out a fancy device on public transportation especially when you're sitting down right next to the door with someone standing up
     
  9. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I've actually been cautious while using my phone when sitting close to an exit on public transit for this very reason.

    I remember when I got my iPhone 4 and was on the bus on the way home from school. I was sitting in the back right by the back doors and there was one other person in the back. He signalled for the bus to stop but instead of waiting closer to the doors, I noticed he moved close to where I was sitting and was looking at me. I just put my phone in my pocket and glanced up at him and he looked away then moved away.

    Maybe I was being paranoid, but it's obviously an easy way to steal something so it's better to be cautious.
     
  10. rican macrumors 6502

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    :eek::eek::eek: thats crazy!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  13. TRMC13 macrumors member

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    No it's not, it's a common way for someone to get their device stolen. :rolleyes:
     
  14. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Chill dude...:rolleyes:
     
  15. TRMC13 macrumors member

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    I'm not the one posting responses with 3 of these ":eek::eek::eek:" "dude"
     
  16. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Scumbags like this should be taken out back and shot in the head.
     
  17. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    That's horrible!! And I hope karma whoops his ass for doing that.

    With that said, I also found it hilarious. It's mean, I know, but I'm keepin it real.
     
  18. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Taxation.
     
  19. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    damn! That was intense.

    Stealing is stealing but snatching it right out of someones hand, that sucks :(
     
  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I was buying a replacement pair of sunglasses a few months ago, and the guy behind me at the checkout said he was also buying a replacement pair of Ray Bans, but not because he'd broken his—instead because they'd been stolen right off his face on the subway just like in that video.
     
  21. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Huh? How did the cameraman know this was going to happen?
     
  22. TedM macrumors 6502

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    Idk its still pretty shady.
     
  23. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    indeed. It all looks a bit too set up
     
  24. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    The beady eyes, thin lips and low sloping forehead. (google Earnest Albert Hooton ;)) Yep, all the characteristics of the criminal element.:rolleyes:

    What gave it away? The guy's stage fright nervousness? I'd think someone about to commit a crime would be aware of people around them. Someone recording with his phone would be difficult NOT to notice.
     

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