Pregnant mom gets Apple iPhone jacked at gun point and gets it back

Pregnant mom gets Apple iPhone jacked at gun point and gets it back
Brave mom Rachel Massey chased after a gun toting punk

Brave mom Rachel Massey chased after a gun toting punk

Here's a story that could only happen in the Big Apple. 36 year old pregnant interior designer Rachael Massey was strolling her daughter Olivia in McCarren Park last Tuesday. The area had been the scene of a number of robberies recently, and Massey was on her way to becoming another victim, or so it seemed. She noticed a 16 year old hooded figure nervously approach her and before she could say iOS 6, the punk had the barrel of a gun aimed at her torso. He demanded her Apple iPhone and after a moment of hesitation, she turned it over to him.

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.


source: NYPost

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55 Comments

1. santijosanchez

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

idiots, idiots everywhre....

27. metalpoet unregistered

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.

42. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If she had left him go, he would probably get lost trying to use Apple Maps!

55. metalpoet unregistered

haha true!

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

She must have loved her iPhone more than her life, or could've been her ego? ®©

36. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

all robbers are idiots. people who like the iphone are idiots too see the connection?

40. Nematc

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?

54. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Looks like she missed her chance to upgrade to a Galaxy S III.

2. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol. they cant never go after my S3. still an awesome phone but its not worth steal which is good for me :D

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

"and before she could say iOS 6" ........LMAOOO

4. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I have a concealed carry permit. Try to jack me and it might be the last thing you do......

20. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

cool story bro...

24. PotDragon

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.

45. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You should smoke more pot, and see just how little sense you can make.

50. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

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.

34. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Am i the only one here who carries a .45

37. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

.357 myself :-)

5. PhenomFaz

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...

17. Cabessius

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

I don´t think the thief was thinking about his social status with an iPhone5, probably he was considering selling it for 100$ just round the corner and then spending that money in crack.

6. imeubeu

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

8. Azure01

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.

7. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

She's stupid for chasing him!

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

46. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Good point. But I bet those kids are pretty f*cked anyway, lady is obviously a class 5 moron.

28. metalpoet unregistered

thats because of her precious iphone

9. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

In a perfect world they should have been allowed to beat the living crap out of this kid until the police arrived.

10. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

It takes a low life to rob anyone, but a pregnant woman with a kid in a stroller????? There just aren't really words for this.....smh.....

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

LMAO. All that running and screaming, for a motha-fuking iphone3G, shm.

12. jaabubby

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

That was utterly dumb on her part. It's an iPhone. What happens if he turned around and shot her? She'd be another statistic and would not have made it as a phonearena story.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

In the heat of the moment, you never know what you might do. I can't say I blame her. Just watch, she will give birth to Ethan Hunt or Jason Bourne.

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