Scottsdale Apple Store robbery turns awry thanks to a vigilant cabbie
1. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Sorry dudes, You chose to start of your year with a nasty record like this. May God help you trio muskateers.
2. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)
come to think though, it is actually the best time to do this.. one, if you managed to pull this through, then good for you.. but if you fail, then you at least one whole year to try and get over it.. hahaha!! just kidding!
3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Bad boys, bad boys Whatcha gonna doo, Whatcha gonna doo when they come for YOUUUU!
4. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
$75,000 worth of Apple merchandise? So that's like what? 1 MacBook, 1 iPad and 1 iPhone?
5. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Did the cabbie get an iTunes gift card?
6. ChafedBanana (Posts: 381; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
You gotta be pretty dumb to chase after robbers. You gotta be a complete IDIOT to keep.following them after they open fire on you. iPhones are NOT worth risking your life over. ESPECIALLY somebody else's. And watch, the cabbie probably gets jack s**t.
7. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Follow up news reported:
The cab drivers gift was taking Tim Cook for a ride and then Mr. Cook stiffed him on the tip.
8. tsarbomba (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
I think it is more conceivable that the cabbie was not necessarily an Apple fan boy, but more an upright citizen with good moral character. Although the robbery was at an Apple store, the cabbie may not have cared about what was stolen, but that theft had occurred. In my opinion (based on only this article alone, mind you) he may have stood for principle, not products. If the cabbie's motives were based on morality and not on products, he acted quite the opposite of dumb and idiotic. If that be the case, more people should act in that way.
9. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
a while back RIM got his truck stolen and nobody chased after them or even cared... now we have stolen Apple products and the cabbie risking his life single handed apprehended those thiefs, and will meet with your highness.. mr. Cook later today...
10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
The taxi driver probably wanted too protect the apple products and hope too get something free from Apple just to help identify the robbers. Hes an idiot for risking his life just too save a few thousand dollars worth of Apple merchandise. And not realize their shooting at him. Dumb ass.
11. JC557 (Posts: 1511; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
May not be the extreme case that this quote was intended but still good nonetheless:
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
The cabbie probably imagined himself being robbed with witnesses doing nothing or too afraid to get a description of the attackers.