“I can’t believe that anyone would go this far to steal an iPad. Please, read this if you intend to buy one and show it to anyone you know who plans to purchase an iPad.” Maxi
Colorado man loses part of finger in iPad theft
Published – Apr 20 2010 07:27PM EST
Jordan, 59, had the cord of the bag wrapped around his left hand when the thief “completely blind-sided” him and jerked the bag off his hand, stripping the flesh of Jordan’s finger down to the bone.
“He kept pulling until something had to give, and it wound up being my finger,” Jordan said in an interview Tuesday.
“There was nothing but bone showing on the whole back of the pinky,” Jordan said. “The skin was just gone.”
Jordan, of Aurora east of Denver, said he had no idea anyone was following him when he left the Apple store at Cherry Creek Mall, and he didn’t expect to be robbed of his purchase in broad daylight.
Jordan said he had purchased the tablet computer for a friend in Canada, where the iPad is not yet available for purchase. He hasn’t had a chance to tell his friend yet.
Because the item was heavy, he had wrapped the bag’s handle _ a thick cord _ around his hand.
Jordan said there was also some nerve damage to his ring finger, but they were able to remove his wedding band from the swollen finger without cutting it.
Police were still searching for the thief Tuesday.
“I certainly hope they catch the guy,” Jordan said. “I would hate to think that somebody else would have to go through this.”
Denver police have security footage from the scene and have obtained the serial number of the iPad from the Apple store.
As for Jordan, his larger bandages have been removed, and his stitches will be removed Friday.
“I pray the thief has been caught and is paying the price of this man’s pain and suffering.”
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