iPad Thieves Rip Off Mans Finger and iPad

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  1. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Just told on our local news in Denver.

    A brazen theft in the Cherry Creek Mall left the victim with a permanent injury to his hand. He had just bought an iPad as a favor for a friend.

    Bill Jordan told CBS4 he moved his family to Colorado from New Jersey 15 years ago to get away from a crime there. Now after the iPad theft, he said his life and the life of his family will never be the same.

    "I saw just a bone, all the skin and tendons and everything were off," Jordan said, describing the violent robbery that tore off part of his finger.

    "It's like a bad dream," he said.

    Last Thursday afternoon the 59-year-old Aurora man walked into the apple store to pick up an iPad for a co-worker.

    http://cbs4denver.com/crime/ipad.theft.finger.2.1643474.html
     
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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  3. 88Keys macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's definitely displaying the worst in humanity.
     
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It's not easier to steal the money? How can he be sure he is getting the model he wants?
     
  5. Espionage32 macrumors regular

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    I love how in the link of the story, it shows a mugshot of Brandon Marshall

    LOL!!!!
     
  6. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Are we sure they were stealing the iPAd??
     
  7. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    why cant some people just go get a job like everyone else to earn something that they want?
     
  8. DaneGuy macrumors 6502

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    Yea. What if the thief needed a 64GB and the guy only bought the 16GB? What then?
     
  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Right, then he has to try again, and again...
     
  10. BobRichards macrumors regular

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    Holy jumping, that's just wrong to do. I feel so bad for that guy. I would be miserable if that happened to me.
     
  11. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Stories like this really piss me off. I'd like to kill the prick that did this!
     
  12. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I suppose for the next few months, until all the people who want to rip it out of our hands have already made the attempt, iPad owners should be extra alert when they are outside with it.

    If someone even looks at it wrong, strike first and ask questions later.
     
  13. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Hm... in the same page they showed Brandon Marshall mugshot.... is he the perp?
     
  14. DaneGuy macrumors 6502

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    I'll give you my iPad when you take it from my cold, dead hands!
     
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  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I hate to say it, but situational awareness is always important.
     
  17. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Yes, on a serious note, be aware of your surroundings when walking out of the store and when using your iPad outside of your home. Warn your spouse and children. You don't want them to face a situation like this.
     
  18. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    lol. Flexin that ipad. He was finger food. ha
     
  19. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    That poor man :( I feel sorry for him.

    When I got my iPad on launch day, I went by taxi and hopped back in as soon as the taxi guy pulled up to me. I wasn't about to walk out alone so some nut could have a chance to rob me because I'm a female.
     
  20. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    And I am glad that the taxi driver did not rob you.
     
  21. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I knew my taxi driver by name and besides he doesn't even know how to work a computer or get online. He was happy I got it though and even got on the phone with the very kind Best buy fella telling him he better hold theiPad for me! Haha and he did!
     
  22. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Good. Be careful. Enjoy your iPad.
     
  23. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    And it should be clear no matter what angle you look at it from because of the IPS panel technology.
     
  24. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Do the Apple bags still use a string to tighten them up? Maybe those need to get replaced with easy-break-away plastic tighteners.

    I feel sorry for the man. I like how he said the iPad would be junk in a couple of years. I'd be bitter about it as well...
     

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