Arrest in iPad finger-mangling theft

April 24, 2010 at 3:41 PM

DENVER, April 24 (UPI) -- Police in Denver said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the theft of an iPad in which the victim lost his pinky finger.

Police said they arrested Brandon Darnell Smith, 20, at 1:14 a.m. MDT during a traffic stop. Smith was being held for investigation of second-degree assault and robbery in the April 15 robbery of Bill Jordan, 59, The Denver Post reported.

Jordan said he had just purchased an iPad -- the newest product from Apple Inc. -- at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center April 15 when the suspect followed him down a staircase to the parking garage and accosted him, yanking so hard at the iPad he stripped some of the skin to the bone on his little finger.

Jordan's finger was so badly damaged it required amputation.

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