A Colorado man has suffered permanent damage to his hand after a robber made off with the victim’s new iPad, and a good chunk of his pinky finger.
According to the victim, he’d just left the Apple store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, where he’d purchased an iPad as a favor for a co-worker. As he walked through the parking garage, he noticed someone trying to tug the bag out of his hand.
Let’s have him tell it:
He was almost sitting on the ground he was pulling so hard and it was still tied around my fingers; and it wouldn’t come off and then finally he gave it one big jerk; and that’s when he stripped the skin off my pinky and it went right down to the bone.
Still in shock, he stopped some of the bleeding with napkins from a nearby food vendor before being taken to the hospital. Ultimately, it was decided that a portion of his left pinky would need to be amputated.
In a message to the robber(s), he says, “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.”
iPad Thieves Rip Off Part Of Man’s Finger [CBS4 Denver]