Mother of alleged Apple iPhone thief praises victim for capturing and restraining her son

Mother of alleged Apple iPhone thief praises victim for capturing and restraining her son
Last Friday, 36 year-old Clara Vondrich was in the middle of a business call outside a coffee shop in Brooklyn, when a pair of young kids pushed her from behind, knocking her to the ground. One of the pair then ripped her Apple iPhone right out of her hands. Like many victims who have had their pride and joy forcefully removed from their grip, Vondrich chased after the thieves despite wearing thick wedges and a sundress.

The kid who had possession of the phone, handed it off to his pal as though they were returning a kickoff in the waning seconds of an NFL contest. Out of shape, and feeling the effects of the run, the pudgier of the two thieves found himself caught by Vondrich, who put a bear hug on the kid. Of course, with this taking place in New York City, photographers happened to be at the ready to shoot snapshots of the moment when the victim had captured her alleged assailant, waiting for the cops to arrive. When New York's finest showed up at the scene two minutes later, the 13-year old was busted for grand larceny.

As usual, the mother of the 13 year old went nuts when she saw the picture of her son being restrained by his victim, and added that her son is a "very good boy" who was led astray by the type of company that he keeps. However, a day later, the mother was singing another tune, praising Vondrich for her actions. "If it was my phone, I would have chased his ass, too!," she exclaimed. She did contradict herself a bit later by adding, "If I was in good shape, I would have chased him. But in the shape I’m in, I’m not gonna chase nobody for no damn phone."

What would you do if you were shoved to the ground and had your phone forcefully taken? Most law enforcement officials would tell you to let the thieves take the phone, that a smartphone isn't worth risking your life for. And looking at it logically, they are right. But many of us are just not logical when it comes to our phones.


source: NYPost (1), (2)

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56 Comments

1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

so.... what is the real meaning of this article?

4. Alan01

Posts: 645; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

When it comes to our phones, we often are not logical. What would you do in the same scenario? Regards, Alan F.

5. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Some people often build a parental protective bond with their phones. They will nurture it in any way shape or form. Only letting those they completely trust hold it (if anyone at all). Alan you are most correct that we become illogical when it comes to our phones and it's because we put so much time, money, and effort into them that they become, though as silly as this may sound, a part of us.

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wouldn't go after mine if it got stolen, its encrypted so they aren't getting anything off it and it has anti thief enabled. If that fails I just get a new one through carriers insurance.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I would do the same thing and then haul his thug-@$$ directly to jail myself. Good thing someone was recording this, otherwise, someone else would be crying racism.

36. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"I would do the same thing and then haul his thug-@$$ directly to jail myself. Good thing someone was recording this, otherwise, someone else would be crying racism." By thug, you must mean Black. You're right though. It is racism...by you.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's all he's good for bro, an underhanded racist remark. He's someone I simply ignore now. Not even worth the time. +1

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Alan it's one of those spur of the moment type things. I myself am extremely capable, my size, stamina, muscularity, and strength would allow me to easily get it back. Like I said earlier, two unarmed kids I'm going for, two armed adults, just got a themselves an iPhone. It depends, and her being a woman deserves kudos for going after, and catching that kid. 13 year old boys can be strong, luckily for her he was pudgy and outta shape. 6 months juvenile hall.

33. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"pudgy and outta shape"?? Stop putting yourself down!

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Alan, I wonder how often this occurs in the states. Any stats bro?

35. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Here are the stats', bro': Every damn day here in New York, and then they get released to their parents who then let them out again to run around and commit more crimes.

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

it looks more like a pic of a couple hahahahaha, still sucks about this stuff happening if his mom was a real mom she would beat the s out of his ass, like we got as kids.

2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The bottom picture just don't look right. Is it the shirt? Or maybe the almost similar hand positions? Or the fact that no one really looks upset?

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol not phone arena worthy

6. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It's about our belongings. Instead of phone if will be watch or wallet? At that moment we are blackouts and we are running be instincts of preservation.

7. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

/r/nottheonion

10. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

darkjedi's son.

12. MikeG77

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

That's not even funny and what is the point of making such a stupid comment?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said mike, my son has a 3.8 GPA, and is headed to Washington ST U on a full basketball scholarship after his senior year. Luckily, my son isn't this type of kid.

31. MikeG77

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I know you wouldn't tolerate this kind of behavior from your son. Glad to hear your son is applying himself academically and even better that he got a scholarship which is not an easy thing to do.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very lucky father bro. He's never given us any problems, outside of the typical messy room, and not taking the garbage out on time. I'm waiting on neurobiologist's reply though.

39. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because there is 0 chance he is full of s**te... I really hope it's true though. These kids are our future.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tard.

48. Master-Mind

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

And turd, and a whimp.

26. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Dude, that's seriously messed up. Unless that's a private joke between the both of you (which I doubt after seeing DJ's post)

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhh, it's not a joke. He's already called me quite a few racist names in other posts, so this didn't shock me. His angle is quite obvious. I think he's pissed though, cuz he didn't get the rise outta me he was hoping for :D

42. Master-Mind

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Father just like son. Both in the same boat?

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww you want some attention bad huh. Don't worry someone will give you a green thumb pretty soon. Congrats on your 3rd post.

13. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Is it entirely about the phone? Shoving someone to the ground risks inflicting an injury, up to and including a concussion. Just letting them get away with the whole thing encourages more of this behavior in the future, and tells others they can do it too. Kudos to the victim, though I'd rather she'd been able to tag him with something he couldn't remove and could be tracked.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

She definitely took a chance with her life. If it were kids bearing no arms, I'd go after em. Adults are more likely to have weaponry, so I'd definitely think twice about it. Anyway lock his butt up, let him learn a lesson, and kudos to the victim.

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