Man loses finger in iPad theft

Xavier Verhoeven
23 April, 2010
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If you’re one of the lucky ones to get your grubby fingers on an iPad, be warned. Thieves are on the lookout for the device too, and in America, they’ve managed to get away with one. Finger included.

Bill Jordan had his iPad stolen from him outside the Apple Store in Denver, Colorado. As the thief snatched the bag, it caught on Jordan’s finger and ripped flesh off with it.

“He kept pulling until something had to give, and it wound up being my finger,” says Jordan. “There was nothing but bone showing on the whole back of the pinky, the skin was just gone.”

Surgeons later had to amputate the finger. They were, however, able to save his wedding ring without needing to cut it from his swollen hand.

Apple has not commented on the incident, and no arrest has yet been made. The whole ordeal was caught on CCTV, so hopefully the iPad can be recovered and returned to its rightful owner.

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