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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 $2,000 reward is offered for information leading to the apprehension of the suspect.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Thief Rips Off Man's iPad, Finger started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 111 Comments
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      Quote Originally Posted by TranceField View Post
      another reason not to buy an ipad
      ^^Are you serious? I don't even care for the ipad but " another reason not to buy an ipad" just sounds idiotic. Stop being a hater...wow
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imsorussian View Post
      Please dont reply to me i just dont care what u think. I practice my 1st ammendment rights as should every good, hard working, tax paying american
      Your comments make you sound more like a white supremisist instead....with a certain hint of ignorance. Funny this became a political thread
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      Your comments make you sound more like a white supremisist instead....with a certain hint of ignorance. Funny this became a political thread
      Indeed. I hope they find this guy though.
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imsorussian View Post
      What else can you expect from a @&$%?

      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
      ^^Well put...Just make sure you wear your white hat/mask when speaking in public. It's safer that way
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      If you're going to steal, steal from the store like a hero, not a paying customer.

      On a side note, the poor guy is probably going to miss his iPad more than his finger. Heh.. Ahem.. Cough. Uh, Too soon?
    1. Roush00's Avatar
      Roush00 -
      WOW just read about this, I bought a new unopened iPad from a guy at the gas station for $150 cash on the corner of Colfax and Chambers yesterday.








      Just Playing!!

      This really is a shame I think Apple should step up and hook him up for losing his finger. I hope that guy gets his.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Let's keep it on topic. Race is not the issue here. It's a stolen iPad. From here on it anything off topic will be removed.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      They just released a video of how it happened takes a second to load.... poor guy!

      Surveillance Video Shows iPad Thieves Who Ripped Off Man's Finger - Crimesider - CBS News
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      I know the guy steeling it probably didn't mean any harm other than snatch and grab thievery, but still, I hope the f*ck3r gets hit by a bus a high speed!!!
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Is that Bobby Brown?!
      Really? Can we keep it on topic please?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      I dont know if this video has been posted yet i did not want to read through every response but here it is.

      YouTube - Man Loses Finger in iPad Theft

      Makes me cringe thinking about my finger being "de-gloved" Ouch!

      Hope they catch this dumbass thief!
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Oh man I cringed at the video knowing he lost a finger...
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Watch out at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. This has happened to people before. They've watched for people coming out with Apple bags, and then assaulted them in the parking lot. All the more reason for concealed carry laws to be opened up. A few of these guys get some extra breathing holes and this crap would stop. I don't understand why people don't get that.

      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      I know the guy steeling it probably didn't mean any harm other than snatch and grab thievery, but still, I hope the f*ck3r gets hit by a bus a high speed!!!
      He didn't mean him any harm? What is stealing something from him then? A favor? A thoughtful consideration that he wanted it more than the guy who paid for it? You give the benefit of the doubt to a lowlife thief? This is why thieves get away with this stuff, because 'they didn't mean any harm other than to steal from him'. How is that even logical?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      Watch out at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. This has happened to people before. They've watched for people coming out with Apple bags, and then assaulted them in the parking lot. All the more reason for concealed carry laws to be opened up. A few of these guys get some extra breathing holes and this crap would stop. I don't understand why people don't get that.



      He didn't mean him any harm? What is stealing something from him then? A favor? A thoughtful consideration that he wanted it more than the guy who paid for it? You give the benefit of the doubt to a lowlife thief? This is why thieves get away with this stuff, because 'they didn't mean any harm other than to steal from him'. How is that even logical?
      "claps" "claps" Thank you! I like the way you think! Oh sorry for ripping your finger off cuz i am a broke crackhead that cant afford to buy my own ipad, so you getting hurt in the process was a pure accident, please accept my apology, FU!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      Despite the iPad being stylish and on demand, the iPad isn't worth ripping someone's finger off
      That's where you don't think like a thief then, and that's half the problem. People tend to believe that what thieves do is in some way rational and thought out. Does he think it isn't worth ripping this dudes finger off? Obviously not. Stop and think what that iPad is worth when you stole it from someone (meaning you didn't pay out of pocket for it), thereby making 100% profit from your grab. They only care what they can get out of something they steal, not what it's 'market' value is, or what emotional feelings people have for it. Would that guy pay $499 for one? Of course not, that's why he stole it. Criminals are not what you see one TV. They are brutal, completely devoid of emotion, and they are out to make a buck. He doesn't care what the value is to someone unless they are buying it, market value doesn't come into the picture at any time.

      Not a directed observation about you Bluprint, but it's absolutely mind boggling the logic people stumble around with from day to day. Seems most people think (or are brainwashed by corporate media and television 'dramas') that criminals actually care, give a damn about you and your belongings, or are like neatly packaged 'bad guys' on TV. TV is not real life. Criminals WILL hurt you or kill you to get what they want, and the only way to stop them is to fight back with 10x the force they inflict upon you. The police will not save you, will not prevent or deter a crime, and criminals are not punished to fit the crimes they commit. Everyone needs to fight back every chance they get.

      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      nice to see they have video of the guy. that means he will be caught, he will be prosecuted, and then he will be raped in jail.
      justice served.
      He won't be though. Small thefts like this are a goldmine for police to request more funding for crime deterrent. RARELY is justice ever served. Look at all aspects of this society. Football players raping women, sports stars driving drunk and killing people on the sidewalk, government officials lying through their teeth and getting away with it. Justice in almost NEVER served in this country. If you've got money, or you make it easier for the majority of cops that are corrupt increase funding, you get away scott free. Police/politicians/judges only care about money/power/and the title. They don't protect anyone they don't make money off of.

      Quote Originally Posted by riku98523 View Post
      This is what happens when you overcharge for things heh. That really does suck though the manager of the apple store should give him a free ipad but I doubt that happened.
      So every time someone doesn't have their head on a swivel and protect their property and person a company should eat the cost? If I were Apple I'd chalk it up to sh*tty luck and say 'Sorry Dude'. The issue of firearms ban in a public place like a mall has killed more people than it has saved. It's a stupid law and I don't follow it. I'll take my chances with getting caught, but I won't take chances with getting stabbed to death or shot by a lowlife.

      [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westroads_Mall_shooting[/ame]

      A repeat offender that should have NEVER been allowed out in public. The failure of the system allowed this worthless human to be out in public and murder 8 people. The system doesn't work, and it never will under it's current structure and corruption.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Holy crap! That sucks! I hate to be like him who got his pink "degloved!"

      Damn thieves...learn to get your own money!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Crap, quoted instead of edited!
    1. Late421's Avatar
      Late421 -
      lol that does look like bobby brown or kanye, being that its just a blurry security cam still shot...thats funny
    1. gafu's Avatar
      gafu -
      Apple should"remotely shut down" the ipad...they did it to the 4g!
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      This is some of the things that happens in a bad economy with not many jobs available. He's probably going to sale the device.