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    Default iPhone Robber May Need Real Life 'Jailbreak'


    The iPhone may be one of the world's most popular smartphones, but that apparently doesn't translate to all of its owners being equally as "smart" as the phone. Case in point: Jerome Taylor, who discovered during this holiday weekend that the iPhone makes a terrible "weapon" with which to rob an Indian restaurant in Connecticut.

    An incredible story widely reported over the Christmas holiday, Taylor donned a mask and entered the dining facility through a service entrance where he proceeded to demand money from the staff in back. Trying to pass off his iPhone as a gun, Taylor's efforts were thwarted when the cooks whipped out a fleet of kitchen knives and refused to give in to the demands for cash.
    Surrounded by butcher-knife-wielding chefs, Taylor immediately backpedaled and revealed he was carrying the Apple smartphone, not a pistol. He went on to apologize repeatedly and admitted that he was in a tight spot and needed money for his child.

    According to MSNBC, the restaurant staff "said they felt bad for Taylor and didn't want police to pursue charges." Authorities, however, showed little holiday spirit toward Taylor, who was promptly charged with interfering with police, first-degree criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny.

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    awwww. he just wanted money for his little kid at christmas
    apple has just about broken even with the amount of iDevices i've bricked...

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    Tough ****. He should be fined to the full extent of the law. Too bad it's Xmas. Like for real, what are you saying? I should do that because my parents won't give me my tv. Frig man. Clearly he's not smart enough for a mcdonalds job because even ppl that work realize it's better to have a job instead of using Ur iPhone as a weapond lol. Dude if you can afford an 700$ phone then afford paying the months bill which is 70$ (for me). I can't even finish my sentence this guy is so dumb. And the workers go cry me a river. I bet b4 they realized it was a phone they were all scared and trippen. Screw this guy.


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    good to see some compassion and Christmas spirit!
    apple has just about broken even with the amount of iDevices i've bricked...

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    "A real-life jailbreak" xD

    that one killed me

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    LOL... if he was in such a bad spot, sell the iphone !!

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    He is lucky his kid didnt have to watch his father buried for Christmas

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    I bet he leaked shatter exploit

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    Apparently he wasn't in a tight enough spot to afford an iPhone.

    This is why this world is doomed. Because of stupid people like this that inherit this planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
    LOL... if he was in such a bad spot, sell the iphone !!
    Right?
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    mac owners = left, wing pc owners = right wing

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    What a moron. It's obvious once he knew he wasn't getting any money that he would say some lame thing about needing money for his kid just so he wouldn't get stabbed or go to jail. Police actually did the right thing lol, what a sucker!

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    If he needed the money why not sell the iphone and get some stuff..... Or a job at that..... Man that really SHATTERed his way to get some money.... Just like the fight between the jailbreakers could have DEVinately lost a good jailbreak....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
    Tough ****. He should be fined to the full extent of the law. Too bad it's Xmas. Like for real, what are you saying? I should do that because my parents won't give me my tv. Frig man. Clearly he's not smart enough for a mcdonalds job because even ppl that work realize it's better to have a job instead of using Ur iPhone as a weapond lol. Dude if you can afford an 700$ phone then afford paying the months bill which is 70$ (for me). I can't even finish my sentence this guy is so dumb. And the workers go cry me a river. I bet b4 they realized it was a phone they were all scared and trippen. Screw this guy.


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    I fully agree, the cops should have charged him fully, I understand its X-Max but that doesn't give him the right to rob a restaurant, tough luck for him (He could even be lying about the whole Chirstmas Story)
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    I feel sorry for this guy because he was in need but the law is the law.... it is not right to do what he did!

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    Yes, I would mistake an iPhone for a gun on a normal day. He should have just printed out a picture of a gun and cut the shape out. Would've looked more like a weapon.

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    give the guy a break

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    This is a texbook fail

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
    I bet he leaked shatter exploit
    Then maybe he won't be getting a "jailbreak"
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    Dumb ***

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