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Elderly thief fooled by technology: woman threw away stolen smartphone thinking it was broken for having no keys

0. phoneArena 25 Jan 2013, 05:16 posted on

When you are 66-year-old and you live in the small town of Mezhdurechensk, somewhere in the depths of Russia, you might have missed the last six years of phone evolution just like that…

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:29 1

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

why am I pick iDevice in the 1st place :(

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:35 1

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

Maybe I will consider to get nexus, playbook or the upcoming bb10 will no physical button on it next time, is it a good idea?

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 18:25

22. metalpoet (unregistered)

Here's a thought! For people that are this stupid in the world, and especially if they are that damn old! Shoot them and be done with it. Hell that woman would die the first day in prison...why waste tax payers money!?!?!?!?

If people cannot acept that technology is destined to advance incredibly fast then they are stuck in the past and therefore useless!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 23:28

23. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

ur no one 2 judge!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:23 1

10. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

idevive DOES have a physical key.... i guess it was a nexus 4 or WP

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:29 4

18. Droiddoes (unregistered)

OUCH! She got me right in the grammar!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:40 4

3. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

Man, if she ever reads the Russian translated "Minority Report", she would go nuts!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:40

4. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

lol..this is hilarious! let me guess what phone is it, its an android/WP phone with no button just capacitive! (since most of the phone today rely on physical button, iPhone and even symbian)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 09:46 4

15. cezarepc (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Captain Obvious FTW!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:51 1

5. nokia4ever (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

how could a 66 years old woman (even not a man) could be able to steal a phone from a russian store i cant believe this story

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:59 1

6. wendygarett (unregistered)

I think the woman is innocent... Maybe she realized the phone is broke and decided to help the store to throw it away... Who knows?

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:59 1

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Ah Wendy, the optimist.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:04 4

7. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)

Its from russia so its possible

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:26 1

11. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

exactly! no one will ever think she is there to steal... so they dont really watch her

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:15 11

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

ok but why five years in prison?? for something as petty as that!?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:01 2

16. cripton805 (Posts: 965; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Well in the US, its a felony if the item is worth over $400. I believe it.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:17 1

9. osaFromJava (Posts: 34; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Stephen Elop!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:29 6

12. Shubham412302 (Posts: 300; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

5yrs jail for 66yrs lady is too much....

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 17:22 2

20. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

Why is it TOO much?? What happened to the saying "do the crime, do the time"?
If a person commits a crime, no matter the magnitude, its still punishable as A CRIME.
The people with your thought process contributes to why our society here in states is so bad.
As far as I'm concerned, the death penalty should apply to all adult criminal acts. Sure would make you think twice before breaking the law!

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 15:25

24. drzonw (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)

UP to five years. For something like that people usually get fined, nothing more. I'd be surprised if someone would go through the trouble of putting her in Jail.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:14

13. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:38 2

14. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the last line was a reference to RIM and/ or nokia.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:29 2

17. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

She was looking for a key to unlock it hahaha

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 12:28

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)

Keys for what? This was a stupid article

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