Pregnant mom gets Apple iPhone jacked at gun point and gets it back
posted by Alan F. / Oct 20, 2012, 2:22 PM
Immediately after the gunman left, Massey's sister Maureen appeared. Handing the stroller to her sister, Massey chased after the punk who stole her iPhone. Screaming at people to call the cops, and alerting others to the fact that the kid had a gun, the brave mom and a number of others gave chase until one man cornered the thief near a series of tennis courts. The kid handed the phone to the guy and disappeared.
While all's well that ends well, and Massey did get back her Apple iPhone, she agrees that chasing an armed thief was "idiotic" and that the cops told her the same thing.
Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 04, 2012
idiots, idiots everywhre....
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 2:31 PM 28
Dont mess with a woman and her precious iPhone. Brave of her but if it was android, a person would be smart enough to just call the carrier and tell them it was stolen instead of risking her life and her unborn childs life for a stupid piece of glass phone because god forbid is she cant twitter or facebook someone.
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 8:16 PM 29
Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012
all robbers are idiots. people who like the iphone are idiots too see the connection?
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 10:51 PM 12
Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012
I think he is not. Because if he disappeared after return the phone , I am sure he can disappear before that. The chance is he tested the costly phone and understand that this is a crap within 2 minutes. So he give the phone to someone and disappeared. Am I right your-owner?
posted on Oct 21, 2012, 5:39 AM 8
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I have a concealed carry permit. Try to jack me and it might be the last thing you do......
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 2:54 PM 11
Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011
Let's see some stories about stuff that only happens in Philly next. Start with the urine smell and then go to the statue of Rocky...a dude that don't exist. Not to mention the horrific signature sandwitch slathered in cheese wiz. Armed robberies happen everywhere.... dumb punk kids are everywhere. Dumb broads who would chase a punk for an out of date handset are abundant...not "only in NY". Then you encourage the "I have a gun" crowd to spew how little they value human life. Gonna shoot someone for a phone? Really? Can't defend yourself? Scared? Boo! Shoot a 16 year old child...maybe that will make you a big man.
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 6:55 PM 1
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Dude it's not the point of what was stolen. I EARN what I have, and I'll not let some punk take something from me without a fight. I work hard to have what I have, and I'll be damned if I let some punk think he can just walk up and take it. I have a high value for human life, believe it or not, and pray I never have to use my gun for more than target practice at the shooting range. That said, you put me in a position where its my life or someone else's? Yeah, I'm going to fight for mine.
posted on Oct 21, 2012, 12:12 PM 1
Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012
man this is just sad...people robbing people at gun oint for a basic commodity like a phone! I mean its all the hype that surrounds a particular product which in this case is the iPhone that leads to such sad situations. I mean if only the hype was not over-exaggereated, the product not made to look larger than life and be beyond the purchasing power of most people this all wouldnt be happening. I know in this case its not Apple's fault but the company can issue an ad or a public statement motivating people and maintaining a premium image at the same time. I think it could do the company PR some good. By the way the lady was an idiot running after the crook. Its acts like this that promote the message thata product is to die for. Nothing materialistic is to die for...period! Hope she's ok though...
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 2:59 PM 9
Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012
wit kid #2 due in december, i think that was stupid of her, no iphone is worth losing ur life or kid losing a parent, very dumb, then putting other ppl in danger
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 3:02 PM 16
Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011
Thank you, as it is its bad enough she's running but yelling and making other good samaritans risk their lives for a stupid phone that she probably had a MobileMe set up on anyway. Smh people these days are acting to idiotic over apple products its seriously pathetic.
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 3:18 PM 17
Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012
She's stupid for chasing him!
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 3:03 PM 10
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Especially when the phone can be tracked. Worst case, it can be bricked remotely. Her kid (plus the one on the way) is worth more than any stupid phone. Does she want to chance leaving her kids motherless? Sheesh.
posted on Oct 20, 2012, 3:54 PM 12
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