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  • Thief Rips Off Man's iPad, Finger


    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. wakka102's Avatar
      wakka102 -
      why the hell would you steal an Ipad from a guy?? You're better off snatching a purse from a women, it's probably worth a hell of a lot more. Ipad's aren't worth all that much to go so far as to steal it. That is if you're going to steal something, I'm not telling anybody they should
    1. ch0sen1's Avatar
      ch0sen1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by severe View Post
      F*** that guy. I hope they catch him.
      I co-sign that thought @severe.
    1. mlee2010's Avatar
      mlee2010 -
      that does look like bobby! lol. but seriously though EskimoRuler is right, people like this piece of crap trying to grab and run is terrible. i hope they catch him, more importantly I hope the victom is alright even though he has 3/4 of his finger amputated. It would be a nice gesture from Apple to give the man, atleast give him another iPad.
    1. ch0sen1's Avatar
      ch0sen1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      err, no?
      That is so true.
      Unfortunately for the African American / Other skin colored races it's seen on many levels. I wonder why? (there are many a criminals from many races but African Americans & Others seem to really stand out)<----no offense its just what I see on TV, real-life, etc.
    1. Prox's Avatar
      Prox -
      If it was me who got my ipad
      snatched even if my
      finger was in that condition I'd chase that guy till fall and can't move no more and if I did catch him I'd break
      his arms if someone tried to take my 3gs I'd break there arm well that's just me. I'm attach to my 3gs
    1. ch0sen1's Avatar
      ch0sen1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      I feel bad for the African-American community; it's events like these that confirm certain stereotypes.
      That is so true.
      Unfortunately for the African American / Other skin colored races it's seen on many levels. I wonder why? (there are many a criminals from many races but African Americans & Others seem to really stand out)<----no offense its just what I see on TV, real-life, etc.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      Despite the iPad being stylish and on demand, the iPad isn't worth ripping someone's finger especially when you find out how overpriced it is. Who wouldn't want an iPad at 299 and it might eventually happen but robbers will take advantage of the hype that apple has created.
    1. j.castellon's Avatar
      j.castellon -
      Damn bad luck
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ch0sen1 View Post
      That is so true.
      Unfortunately for the African American / Other skin colored races it's seen on many levels. I wonder why? (there are many a criminals from many races but African Americans & Others seem to really stand out)<----no offense its just what I see on TV, real-life, etc.
      Well I'm hispanic and I'd have to say they are right. Minorities are more prominent in snatch and grab jobs. White people just commit corporate crimes and take 21 million dollar bailouts for 3 weeks worth of work.

      If I were that guy, I'd buy another iPad and make a youtube video and send a message to the guy... "Broke D*CK SOB, I got another one and you're still ashy."
    1. BlaqkRoxstar360's Avatar
      BlaqkRoxstar360 -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      Well I'm hispanic and I'd have to say they are right. Minorities are more prominent in snatch and grab jobs. White people just commit corporate crimes and take 21 million dollar bailouts for 3 weeks worth of work.

      If I were that guy, I'd buy another iPad and make a youtube video and send a message to the guy... "Broke D*CK SOB, I got another one and you're still ashy."
      Like I said before anyone is capable of anything no matter what the race, you need to get that idea out of your head that minorities are the only "criminals" and only "white people" commit white collar crimes...
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlaqkRoxstar360 View Post
      Like I said before anyone is capable of anything no matter what the race, you need to get that idea out of your head that minorities are the only "criminals" and only "white people" commit white collar crimes...
      Of course anyone can commit any crime....just typically history and current events show us the minorities tend to stick to low petty crimes. Hey I'm a minority (even though I think white people are becoming the minority now) and I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE!
    1. Monofrio's Avatar
      Monofrio -
      Listen, just next time you go to the apple store to purchase an expensive item bring a couple of different size Walmart bags with you and you should be all good.

      Apple should step up and hook this guy up with something, it would be the right thing to do, seeing as how this guy pretty much lost a finger buying one of their devices.

      Later...
    1. BlaqkRoxstar360's Avatar
      BlaqkRoxstar360 -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      Of course anyone can commit any crime....just typically history and current events show us the minorities tend to stick to low petty crimes. Hey I'm a minority (even though I think white people are becoming the minority now) and I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE!
      I can see what your saying but lets not forget who committed one of the worst crimes in US history, that crime was slavery...
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      What else can you expect from a @&$$ĄŁ%?

      Ohh everyone feels bad for african- american communities that they get steretyped for this douche actions. Well if it soo out of the way it wouldnt make its way into stereotipical ****. Blacks are filling up jail more than 75% is that stereotype? No its a fact. Hispanics are right behind. Its just a hard truth to swallow. Call me rasist or what u want. It is what it is. Maybe 2% of hard working blacks will be ashamed of this ***** every one else knows that thats they way
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      man i hate the laws in this country,criminals like this douche bag got all the laws and lawers on his side to protect him from the good working people.in some country when you steal you could loose your life or a bady parts.
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      Please dont reply to me i just dont care what u think. I practice my 1st ammendment rights as should every good, hard working, tax paying american
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TranceField View Post
      another reason not to buy an ipad
      Another reason to order online!
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      This should serve as a warning to all that if you buy something expensive do not carry it around in a bag that is trademarked. If you get an iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc etc - place it in a bag that is not marked. Its very easy to carry your own bag that goes around you like this messenger bag that this thief is wearing.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ModJoe View Post
      After Hearing about those stories, it occurred to me, that severe punishment as at Middle Ages should be reactivated.
      I agree!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by CMOSlabs View Post
      I live just down the block from this Mall also. Usually the indoor parking lot is pretty busy, people coming in and out. First time I have heard of something like this going on there. Its a pretty hi class environment. Im sure glad I have my Taser app on my iPhone In other places around Denver though, muggings seem to be up at tad because of the economy.

      Its on all the local news now with his picture and a reward for information. Looks like there were 2 people involved. Then of course they followed that up with the report of the new iPhone prototype video.
      Shouldn't be to long till someone turns him in and his buddy for the reward. I for one will be keeping a eye out for him. Use the reward for a new 4G
      No doubt, this guy will be caught. And, of course, the local news has to put their lame spin on things.

      I would not be surprised to see something like this happen again at Park Meadows.

      This is more the reason to carry a gun, IMO (since our great state allows it). If the guy really wanted to take a bullet to the crotchal region, he may have my iPad.