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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. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Is that Bobby Brown?!
      Looks more like DMX eerfff errrfff grrrrrrr.

      But on a serious note, people need to get their self together. This is messed up. Then to make matters worst he had his finger pretty much ripped off.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpkirkley View Post
      It doesnt confirm, it just promotes.

      I think of it the same way Chris Rock does. Theres two sides: Black people, and n*&%@s (I like to call them ninjas). The thoughts & actions of ninjas have absolutely nothing to do with the thoughts and actions of Black people.
      What did ninjas ever do to you to warrant being insulted in such a manner?
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      dang, that sounds like.... really painful
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      Guess I should put my future iPad in a generic bag before I come out of the store.

      But, yeah, that really sucks.

      I hope this doesn't start a trend of iPad thefts.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Apple need to rethink the design of their bag! A break away handle when too much force exerted.
      lol nice one

      im sure he'll get caught and have his a** wipped hope they damage his fingertips so he can use his stolen ipad with his tongue
    1. jaylen555's Avatar
      jaylen555 -
      how unfortunate. i hope whoever gets caught. doesnt the ipad have like a serial number that can be traced to whoevers using it?
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaylen555 View Post
      how unfortunate. i hope whoever gets caught. doesnt the ipad have like a serial number that can be traced to whoevers using it?
      Yeah, if you can open the damn thing up and set up your MobileMe account on it
    1. Success.Is.Sweet's Avatar
      Success.Is.Sweet -
      Quote Originally Posted by andyharp View Post
      yeah what a douche bag

      this is where a hand gun permit would come in handy. blast his *** and the next guy would think twice.
      It must be a sad place where you live if you need a permit to exercise your constitutional right to own a gun.

      Same thought crossed my mind though, I'm wondering how it would hold in court if you blasted this low life and claimed self defense after he ripped half your finger off while stealing at least $500 worth of stuff from you. It doesn't look like Colorado has a castle doctrine in place.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Holy ****. I shop there.
    1. blankerkid's Avatar
      blankerkid -
      The stupidity of people these days never ceases to amaze me, I mean if your going to rob someone at least cover your face and I’m pretty sure it’s common sense not to rob someone in broad daylight.

      I hope he gets the punishment he deserves. Doesn’t really matter what race the person is it just reinforces the fact that there are thieve about and people need to be more aware.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      LoJack needs to make ann app now
    1. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
      I doubt a person of his "caliber" will be using it. I'm
      sure he already has cash for
      his next crack rock.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      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.
    1. ModJoe's Avatar
      ModJoe -
      After Hearing about those stories, it occurred to me, that severe punishment as at Middle Ages should be reactivated.
    1. BlaqkRoxstar360's Avatar
      BlaqkRoxstar360 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      I feel bad for the African-American community; it's events like these that confirm certain stereotypes.
      Ignorant thing to say, anybody no matter what race is capable of anything. There are bad people in the world (like the iPad thief) and there are good people, plain and simple. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you'll grow as a person.
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      it's so hard to believe, yet possible, that he didn't get caught in daylight, though here lots of iphones have been stolen and people jumped by the busiest road, and bus stop in daylight so guess it happens... so sad really =/ it makes me worried to take my ipad anywhere hah
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Success.Is.Sweet View Post
      It must be a sad place where you live if you need a permit to exercise your constitutional right to own a gun.

      Same thought crossed my mind though, I'm wondering how it would hold in court if you blasted this low life and claimed self defense after he ripped half your finger off while stealing at least $500 worth of stuff from you. It doesn't look like Colorado has a castle doctrine in place.
      ..unless the mall has a posted 'no firearm/weapons' -- concealed or otherwise -- then it wouldn't matter. Many states with 'liberal' (heh) gun laws have a lot of not-quite public places (malls, office buildings, etc.) that post such signage.

      The 'breakaway' bag is a good idea. Bringing people with you is another good idea (I always wanted a 'posse'). Another one I just had is to give complementary dye-packs with the purchase. The 'safety' for the dye-pack is pulled when someone grabs the bag: no trouble finding the suspect after that.

      Something I learned from this story: let FedEx or UPS take the risk -- shopping online may save your pinky!
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      hopefully the robber doesn't sell it. Apple can provide the device information and I am sure it can be tracked once activated.
    1. rexblancett's Avatar
      rexblancett -
      One quick shot...boom!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      I feel bad for the African-American community; it's events like these that confirm certain stereotypes.
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      At n00neimp0rtant.
      I'm afraid that's true
      err, no?