With the iPad being the current number one object of desire it’s a sad-but-true fact that people really need to start being careful about carrying one around in public. When Wired.com referred yesterday to the “steal-me” Wi-Fi logo emblazoned on the free iPad case that Sprint is giving away, they weren’t joking. Advertising that you’re carrying an iPad around is probably not the wisest thing to do at the moment, and a troubling story in today’s New York Daily News about a man who had the flesh ripped off his little finger by muggers determined to steal his iPad certainly underlines that fact.
The Daily News reports that Bill Jordan was collecting the new iPad for a friend at the Apple store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver when two men followed him and pulled so hard on his arm trying to get the bag containing the iPad that they ripped the skin off his little finger, causing so much damage to tendons that it then had to be amputated. Thieves are bound to be targeting Apple stores in particular, so make sure you’re aware of your surroundings when leaving a store with a purchase.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net