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    A man in Denver lost most of his finger, and his iPad, as a thief snatched the device just as he was leaving the mall. The skin was torn off his finger and most of it had to be amputated because the robber ripped the bag out of his grasp with such force. Denver police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect.

    According to a Denver Police Department report, Bill Jordan, 59, had just purchased the iPad and was entering the parking garage of the Cherry Creek shopping mall with the bag "wrapped around his left hand and he was holding on tight," as he told police. The thief pulled so hard on the plastic bag that it ripped the skin completely off Jordan's left pinky down to the bone. As the paramedics who responded to the incident described it, the pinky was "degloved - the skin was peeled off." Jordan told police on the scene that he wouldn't be able to fill out a crime report right away, because he's left-handed. Doctors later amputated three-quarters of Jordan's finger.

    The victim hopes his tragedy will serve as a warning to other shoppers. "If there is any message in this," he said, it's that "it can happen anywhere at any time. This happened in broad daylight." The mall is in an affluent area, not known for violent crime. "You have to be alert at all times," Jordan warns, "especially when you're shopping for expensive items."

    Surveillance video shows an African-American man, about the age of 25 with a medium build and clean-shaven face, tearing the bag out of Jordan's hand as he went into the parking garage. In the video, he was wearing sunglasses, dark blue pants, and a long sleeved dark blue shirt, and was carrying messenger or satchel bag with a white strap. Anyone with information is asked to call Denver Police Crime Stoppers at 720 913-STOP (7867). A $2,000 reward is offered for information leading to the apprehension of the suspect.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Thief Rips Off Man's iPad, Finger started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 111 Comments
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Wow that sucks.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Is that Bobby Brown?!
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      I was going to say the same thing lol
    1. mbaker675's Avatar
      mbaker675 -
      Hopefully this idiot is stupid enough to register it with Apple with the correct credentials. Apple in good faith should give the victim a 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad for free.
    1. cortland1998's Avatar
      cortland1998 -
      Instead of ripping the mic from Taylor Swifts hand, looks like he's stealing iPads now.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      F*** that guy. I hope they catch him.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Whoa thats crazy
    1. Pcpro745's Avatar
      Pcpro745 -
      Thats BS!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      People just needed to learn that if they want something they need to work for it just like the rest of us. People like this just make it harder for the rest of society
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      Wow this news was broke a LONG time ago...
    1. Success.Is.Sweet's Avatar
      Success.Is.Sweet -
      I wonder if getting half your finger ripped off amounts to "serious bodily harm" to a point that legally allows you to shoot the guy in your self defense. Thieves are scum.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      What a douche bag,why dont he get a job maybe he can get an ipad i hope he get hit by a car and die for doing something like that.
    1. Micara57's Avatar
      Micara57 -
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      I feel bad for the guy but there's nothing he could've done to prevent that, most robbers will follow you until you slip up
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by haibane View Post
      Wow this news was broke a LONG time ago...

      It broke today; how is that a long time ago.

      I feel sorry for this guy.

      When I bought my 27in iMac at the Apple store in the Mall of America I felt like it could have happened. It is hard to get a close parking spot there. But then again thought not like they could run fast cause those beasts are bulky in a box.
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      wow i really those kind of ppl the kind that dont work for their own things and make a living ripping ppl off
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      oh man...lucky for me the closest Apple store is in the middle of a busy cop ridden 5th avenue in Manhattan.
    1. andre2you's Avatar
      andre2you -
      What an A** Hole!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      The closest one to me is 4 hours away.
    1. TranceField's Avatar
      TranceField -
      another reason not to buy an ipad