Robber holds up a restaurant with an iPhone

Robber holds up a restaurant with an iPhone
A 20 year-old would-be robber attempted to hold up a Connecticut restaurant using only an iPhone. When Jerome Taylor entered the Indian restaurant in New London, Connecticut, he told them he had a gun, and demanded the money from their registers. But the wait staff wasn't going to roll over that easily.

The chefs drew their knives, and told Taylor that they weren't giving him anything. Taylor quickly changed his tone, apologizing, claiming that it was only a joke, and that he was trying to get money to support his young child.

Taylor escaped, but was soon tracked down by the police. When found, he confessed to the (attempted) crime, and explained that the "gun" in question was really his iPhone. The restaurant refused to press charges, but police arrested him anyway.

We don't think Taylor was aware that his actions constitute armed robbery, even if the victims only thought he had a gun. Is there an iPhone app for finding a good criminal defense attorney?

source: msnbc via Gearlog

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9 Comments

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

so pretty much what he's saying is the data he's paying for on his iPhone that he's using to stick up an Indian Restaurant is food out of his kid's mouth? did i read that right?

7. yanks unregistered

this news to phonearena cause he used an iphone. lames

6. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

Stupid Ass! Well, he could use the iGun app on the iPhone.

5. Technical guy unregistered

why did he buy the iphone if he was going to get broke later on???

4. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Should have downloaded the "rob a restuant" app...

2. Mutton unregistered

You are what you eat. In other words, how do people like this guy get fed such junk? Please, minds are terrible things to waste, or to have wasted. There needs to be social programs for parents and for youth so that they understand what "straightening up and flying right" means and how it's managed.

9. cowsrockalot

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

I saw this comment and was too bored to read it

1. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

First, he should be charged for being mind blowingly STUPID. Second, you're right. He could have found an app for a good lawyer, but on AT&T's network, he probably lost signal.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol XD "Executing robbery? There is an app for that." "Screwed up? There is an app for that " Sorry guys it couldn't be helped >_>

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