Suspect Arrested in Hand-maiming iPad Robbery

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A suspect in the theft of an iPad in Denver that left the victim short one finger was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to The Denver Post. The arrested man, Brandon Darnell Smith, was one of two suspects that allegedly ripped a just purchased iPad away from the victim and tore his finger off in the process.

Mr. Smith was arrested at 1:14AM and is being held for investigation related to second degree assault and robbery, according to Denver Police spokesperson Sonny Jackson.

Mr. Smith was allegedly one of two men that stole an iPad from Bill Jordan after he left the Cherry Creek Apple Store on April 15. The bag containing the iPad was wrapped around Mr. Jordan’s hand, and when the suspects pulled it away, it tore most of one of his fingers off. The remaining part of Mr. Jordan’s finger was amputated later that day.

There’s no word yet on the status of the second suspect in the robbery.

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8 Comments Leave Your Own

davebarnes

Worthless without a photo of the “suspect”.
http://www.denverpost.com/technology/ci_14951971

FlipFriddle

Ripped his finger off? Cops should give Mr. Jordan a few minutes alone with these guys for a little “talk.”

Lee Dronick

Ripped his finger off? Cops should give Mr. Jordan a few minutes alone with these guys for a little ?talk.?

The initial injury was degloving, ripping skin and flesh off the bone. The injury was so bad that the surgeon had to amputate the finger.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

left the victim short one finger

I’m going to Hell for laughing at that. Anyone else?

roger

I had my arm ripped off my shoulder the other day when I purchased an iPad armband and I was attacked while jogging.

sosumi

At least the cops are pursuing real criminals this time (versus, say, Gizmodo editors).

geoduck

We can debate about the quality of US products but NOBODY makes plastic bags like we do.

All kidding aside, these two little thugs thought they were planning a quick grab and run with no major consiquences. Now they are looking at hard time. All the prosecutor has to do is show pictures of the finger pre surgical intervention and say “This is what that man did” and they are gone for a very long time. I’m not sure what this would be, at least assault, causing grievous bodily injury, maybe something more. (Any lawyers on the line? Chime in with your thoughts.) You can be sure though that everyone involved will want to go with max sentence.

iJack

At least the cops are pursuing real criminals this time (versus, say, Gizmodo editors).

SHAME!

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