Man steals smartphone, gets hit by bus, suffers only minor injuries and is arrested

Man steals smartphone, gets hit by bus, suffers only minor injuries and is arrested
It shows that electronic device theft is a growing problem in all corners of the globe. In this case, it is karma of the highest order. In Bogota, Colombia, a thief sets the stage for a quick swipe and get-away.

He flips a lever which opens the doors to the station platform before the bus arrives, the idea being that the open doors will assist in his rapid escape after snatching the device from his would-be victim’s hands. Had his victim not resisted, his plan might have worked.

Those few seconds she held on to her device made the difference. Once he wrested the phone from her hands, he lunged for his get-away, only it was too late and just as he was about to leap off the platform, the incoming bus takes him down for the count.

Amazingly, he suffered only minor injuries and was ultimately arrested, along with some accomplices shortly thereafter. Perhaps it is no surprise that thief has a history of this type of behavior. The lady got her phone back. For those that are wondering, the date on the camera was not properly programmed, this incident took place earlier this month.

source: BBC via LiveLeak


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68 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dummy...lock him up

43. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Karma.

2. Giavanibro unregistered

Must of been a nice looking phone, maybe a xperia z or htc one :)

41. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

no, it must be a vertu.

46. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Nah. If I could own a Vertu, I could probably own a chopper, a yatch, and car and driver too.

47. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, it must be a Nokia. :)

51. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Nokia?!?! hahaha

52. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Not really, i'm from Colombia, and most of the people over there still use BlackBerry devices, the curve 8520, or low entry android phones, like the Galaxy Ace. But who knows, maybe is an iPhone 4S-5 or Galaxy S2-3.

3. Droiddoes unregistered

LMFAO. I want to see the video

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's actually given right below the article...tiny thumbnail.

8. Droiddoes unregistered

Ugh. Stupid work server, i'll have to wait until I get home then

5. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Where is the video/photos of this fool on the stretcher?

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Man steals smartphone-he runs-gets hit by bus-suffers only minor injuries-smiles-and is arrested-frowns"

7. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

what a jack a##

9. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

If someone tries to steal your crap, throw them under the bus. I like it!

10. olegarda

Posts: 5; Member since: May 20, 2013

Well it sure wasnt a samdung phone plastic is to cheap to be worth stealing.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That wasn't necessary. Theft is theft...

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

wow starting a fanboy war, you should find a new way to get attention your child Dark beat me to it, thief is thief leave the petty crap out of it

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't understand why everything must turn into a fanboy war...so tired of those chaotic. +1

22. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tards gotta tard.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Seems that way Ted. It's killing the site too

15. Droiddoes unregistered

English is hard, huh?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think he actually meant samdung bro...unfortunately

28. Droiddoes unregistered

I'm still not your bro.

35. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

chill mayb if he was you'd actually have a couple friends,...bro

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said man. People need to chill out, constant fanboy mode I guess.

50. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dark Droiddoes purely hates Apple, it's users, fans, and the consumers who use and likes, or buys any Apple products. I use to terrorize, take the piss, say baaaaaaaa, or i$h€€p I was like Droiddoes a year ago, purely, deeply hated anyone, everyone that use to use, or like Apple products, but I've cooled down! ®

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just wonder Troll... Why hate on the user? What the company does is one thing, but the user is just texting calling emailing, or whatever. Droiddoes hates me cuz he can't get to me, and he knows it. He has given me every insult he possibly can without getting banned, and I can imagine what he'd love to say but he knows better. He can hate all he wants it means nothing Troll. +1

60. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

20. oister85 unregistered

Man he almost die. I hope he learns his lesson.

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