Man Robbed of iPad Also Loses Finger

Thief pulling on shopping bag strips flesh off victim's pinky
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2010 2:24 PM CDT
An Apple customer displays the new iPad next to his iPhone, April 7, 2010, in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – A Colorado man picking up an iPad for a friend was robbed as he left the store—and the thief pulled so hard on the bag holding the gadget that the robbery victim also lost part of a finger. "He stripped the skin off my pinky and it went right down to the bone," Bill Jordan tells CBS 4 Denver. "It's like a bad dream."

Jordan couldn't even fill out a police report, because the injury—the police report says the finger was " degloved "—was to his left hand and he's left-handed, reports the Denver Post. Asked what he'd tell the thief, Jordan said, "I hope you understand what you've done to my life and my family's life for a simple piece of apparatus that'll be junk in a couple of years."

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