I am sure there were some who, consumed by passion for the iPad, said, in an idle moment, that they would give their right arm for one.
Bill Jordan, a 59-year-old from Aurora, Colo., was surely not one of them. Yet, he and Apple's latest creation crossed ill-starred paths with the result that he has lost part of a finger.
KDVR-TV Denver went to interview Jordan at his house to learn just how it was that a thief stole an iPad from him and ripped away the top half of his left pinkie.
Jordan had wandered into the Apple store in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver in order to buy an iPad. He wasn't even buying it to take home and indulge himself. He had been asked by one of his colleagues in Canada to pick up an iPad for someone who had enjoyed a promotion.
"I didn't even know what it was. It's a toy," Jordan told KDVR.
Surveillance film reportedly showed that the minute he left the Apple store, Jordan was followed by two young men. He had the Apple bag tied around his wrist and, just before he entered the parking garage, he felt someone violently tugging on his arm.
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