Elderly thief fooled by technology: woman threw away stolen smartphone thinking it was broken for having no keys
posted by Victor H. / Jan 25, 2013, 5:16 AM
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. We wouldn’t be the ones to blame you for that (even though we maybe should).
What we would blame you for regardless of your age and country of residence is stealing. That’s exactly what the elderly woman did - stealing a phone from a store. What happens next is comical.
The woman threw away the phone after she found no physical keys on it and thought it was broken. Still, she got caught as the security surveillance cameras at the store caught the robbery.
In the police investigation that followed the woman admitted she couldn’t use the phone since she was challenged by its technical complexity. Also, she thought it was broken as it lacked the keys.
The woman is facing up to five years in prison. Now, can you name one tech executive who laughed at the idea of a touch-only phone back in the day?
why am I pick iDevice in the 1st place :(
posted on Jan 25, 2013, 5:29 AM 1
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 Jan 25, 2013, 5:35 AM 1
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 Jan 26, 2013, 6:25 PM 0
Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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 Jan 25, 2013, 5:40 AM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 05, 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 Jan 25, 2013, 5:51 AM 1
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 Jan 25, 2013, 5:59 AM 1
ok but why five years in prison?? for something as petty as that!?
posted on Jan 25, 2013, 6:15 AM 11
Posts: 550; Member since: Nov 09, 2011
5yrs jail for 66yrs lady is too much....
posted on Jan 25, 2013, 6:29 AM 6
Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 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 Jan 25, 2013, 5:22 PM 2
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